Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – April 10, 2022 | Warehouse421, the Abu Dhabi home-grown arts and design center dedicated to showcasing and nurturing creative production across the region, and the Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR), announce their Curatorial Development Exhibition Program Open Call: “Screening Screaming: (Human) Nature in Crisis.” The call invites curators from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia to propose a group exhibition, public program, and publication on the theme. Applications open on April 11, 2022, and can be submitted here.
In preparation for opening the curations in Autumn 2023, Warehouse421 and BICAR will mentor the selected curators to build and hone their program throughout the year.
Through a rigorous Colloquium with the selected curators and participants, they will read and discuss intensively the history of the Anthropocene, how to do justice to the (non)relations within and between humans and nature. They will consider and redress potential blindspots in how ‘Anthropocene Art’, philosophy, and politics are being conceived, exhibited, activated, and legislated, threatening the good intentions that motivate these practices in the first place.
Guest speakers, critics, artists, and curators include Moza Almatrooshi, Ho Rui An, and Jitish Kallat, alongside other scientists and researchers.
The full application, including all supplemental materials, must be submitted here. Prospective applicants are advised to review the application requirements early in their preparation process. The deadline for submitting the applications is May 15, 2022.