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Warehouse421 presents ‘On Foraging’ exhibition exploring UAE’s food security

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Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi’s home-grown arts and design center, announces its fall 2022 program, ‘A Season for Regrounding,’ which features two major exhibitions and an extensive public program focusing on creative and communal approaches to reconnecting with the environment.

The program, running from September 21 until December 25, will include the second iteration of the exhibition ‘On Foraging: Food Knowledge and Environmental Imaginaries in The UAE’s Landscape,’ which was first presented at the United Arab Emirates Pavilion in Expo 2020.

The group presentation opens to a wider public inside the gallery spaces at Warehouse421 this fall, featuring new commissions and research on food security in the UAE.

The fall 2022 program will also see the opening of ‘Let me tell you something,’ the first institutional solo exhibition for UAE-based artist Mohamed Khalid. Resulting from Warehouse421’s Artistic Development Exhibition Program, the exhibition features seven new commissioned works produced this year.

The exhibition examines the materiality of everyday objects and coaxes out their metaphoric potential, exploring the connectivity of the artist’s subjects and their frangible correlation to human beings.

Featuring seven new works produced this year, including conceptual photography, installation, and series of cyanotype prints and drawings, ‘Let me tell you something’ explores the search for connection by examining the systems that combine to form communication, from handwriting to technological algorithms to scraps of paper, all drawing from real-life episodes of missed communication.

Mohamed Khalid is an alumnus of the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF) and Campus Art Dubai 7.0, with previous group shows exhibited at Art Dubai, Warehouse421, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

The fall 2022 program features more than 35 talks, workshops, symposia, and special events that are a mindful exploration of creative and communal approaches to thinking about climate action.

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