PAL Labs and Tashkeel Launch Collaboration in UAE
April 11th, 2014
We have launched a new series of short labs for makers in the UAE to develop new work for Design Days Dubai in 2014.
Tashkeel is an independent contemporary art organisation based in Dubai committed to facilitating art and design practice, creative experimentation and cross-cultural dialogue.
As with PAL Labs they place the artist at the core of their work. In particular they support the UAE’s creative community through studio facilities, artists’ residencies, international fellowships, a programme of exhibitions, events and professional as well as recreational workshops.
Tashkeel currently runs up to three residencies a year, along with 6 residencies in conjunction with partner entities – Delfina Foundation London, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Art Dubai – so we are very very excited to be joining this esteemed group of organisations.
This project will encouraging the exchange of ideas between international and local practitioners, the non-prescriptive and process-based nature of the residencies allows visiting artists to develop projects in response to their new context, or to conduct research benefiting from Tashkeel’s resources.
We have a call for entries for makers from the region to apply to be part of the process and the details are attached here in both English and Arabic: CONDITIONS OF ENTRY_ENG CONDITIONS OF ENTRY _ARB. The selection panel includes Deyan Sudjik, Director of the Design Museum; Libby Sellars, gallerist; and Lateefa bint Maktoum, the Founder and Director of Tashkeel.
Please find our press release here: Tashkeel PAL Labs collaboration_ENG Tashkeel PAL Labs collaboration_ARB.