Strategic partnerships with local galleries and not-for-profits spaces such as Traffic, The Pavilion, Shelter, The Archive, Ayyam Gallery and ArtSpace enabled us to extend our reach and establish a presence across Dubai.

Site Specific Intervention & Film Screenings
The Pavilion
Downtown Dubai
Every Saturday, The Pavilion showcased Liz Magic Laser
and Ryan Gander’s performance and film screenings that ran for the duration of the 8 weeks.
Also stacked inside The Pavilion was Jeremy Deller’s Folksong posters in Arabic for the public to pick up for free. The Pavilion is one of Dubai’s leading non-profit spaces that is a cafe, library, work space as well as having an exhibition space and theatre room for special film screenings.

Site Specific Intervention
The Archive
Safa Park
Stacked on the grass in Safa Park was Jeremy Deller’s Folksong posters in Arabic for the public
to pick up for free. The Archive, a cafe and library in Dubai’s main public park, is one of the cities latest non-profit spaces whose mission is to provide a platform to promote a diverse and active cultural community. With constant workshops, talks and educational activities, the space is a leading hub of cultural exchange and we hope all posters will go by the end of the show.

Video Screening
Al Serkal Avenue
At one of Dubai’s most established non-profit spaces, Shelter, The Moving Museum hosted a non- stop screening for 6 weeks of one of artist Ivan Argote’s most well-known iPhone interventions. Argote’s works attempt to mix theories from art history with real situations and real moments. The work on projection was from an on- going study of city streets, which finds Argote watching pedestrians turn to face him after he yells ‘I love you’ and ‘you are beautiful’. Shelter is a flexible and free community workspace whose aim is to nurture entrepreneurship in Dubai, presenting a perfect backdrop for these works.

Artists Talk
Art Dubai
The Moving Museum, in partnership with the Caspian Arts Foundation, presented ‘New Directions: Art Education & The Middle East.’ The panel discussion focused on the role of education in Middle Eastern contemporary art and proposals for supporting the region’s next generation of artists and their education. Moderated by Alia Al Senussi, speakers include Dana Farouki (Patron and Collector), Myrna Ayad (Editor of Canvas Magazine), Stephen Beddoe (Student Enterprice and Employability, University of the Arts, London), and TECTONIC exhibited artist Soheila Sokhanvari.

American University Dubai & Sharjah Women’s College
Artist Soheila Sokhanvari hosted
a workshop with James Capper and Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq at the American University in Dubai and Sharjah Women’s College. Co-organised
by the British Council Middle East, Sokhanvari worked with over 50 students over the period presenting not only her work but theories and teachings from her education at Goldsmiths and Royal College of Art, London.

Exhibition Tours
The Moving Museum lead several tours around the exhibition including university, primary, secondary and high school visits as well as general public. Tours were lead by The Moving Museum Directors and during the opening week artists also were present to introduce their own work.