Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr

Art Month is well and truly underway and this week your friends at The Huntr visited the homegrown hub Alserkal Avenue for its coveted Galleries Night…

Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr

Our Galleries Night 2019 experience kicked off at the Majlis Talks – a series that brings together curators and creators to discuss work and developments in the art industry. We had a chance to attend the launch of artist Jitish Kallat’s latest book, which featured panellists in conversation with Nada Raza, artistic director of the Ishara Art Foundation – the latest addition to the Alserkal neighbourhood.

Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr
Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr

Post-talk, we made our way to check out all of the major Alserkal Avenue galleries – Custot, Alserkal Residency, Ishara, The Third Line, Atassi Foundation and Elmarsa to name a few before we finally arrived at Concrete to explore the much talked about Fabric(ated) Fractures exhibit.

Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr
Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr
Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr
Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr

The beauty of art events such as this one is that they encourage a networking culture unlike any other. The art community continues to grow and thrive in Dubai and the UAE and the drive to create awareness about what’s important in the art world is stronger than ever. Here is where both the art connoisseur and the novice have the opportunity to question and discuss without inhibition. And whether your goal is to learn or simply to enjoy aesthetically driven cultural experiences, Galleries Night at Alserkal Avenue is a must-visit.

Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr
Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr
Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr
Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr
Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr
Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019: Step inside with The Huntr

The Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night 2019 event may have finished for another season but the buzz continues with Art Month and Art Week at Alserkal Avenue click here for the schedule and mark your favourites.

To discover The Huntr’s special curated guide to the best Arts & Culture events, exhibitions and pop-ups in the UAE for March 2019 – click here.


Photography and words by Shama Nair exclusively for The Huntr