Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist
Show Description: This landmark retrospective will include Hassan Sharif’s diverse body of work from the early 1970s to 2016. This retrospective is the culmination of Sharif’s long and storied history with the Emirate of Sharjah, where he first began staging interventions and exhibitions of contemporary art.
If you are in the area (Sharjah, UAE) from now until Feb. 3rd 2018, drop everything you are doing and go see this exhibition. It’s a rare opportunity to see all of the work from the artist Hassan Sharif in one place. It is almost like the six galleries were made for his one man show. He was one step ahead of his time. Hassan Sharif worked in found object installations, sculpture, book art, painting, performance and multimedia. I can’t say enough positive exclamations about this retrospective. I can’t help but feel like there won’t be another opportunity to see all of his work in one place. I just reviewed the corresponding documentary at DIFF with equal excitement. The studio workspace pictured in the documentary was captured and moved in its entirety to the Sharjah Art Foundation.
For more information: http://www.sharjahart.org/sharjah-art-foundation/exhibitions/hassan-sharif-a-retrospective
5 out of 5 cheers.
Don’t be confused by the name: Alserkal Avenue. It’s not an avenue in the typical sense of the word but rather a conglomerate of art warehouses in one walkable space. It is amazing. This was my first trip to the galleries in the warehouse district of Dubai but, it will not be my last.
The space includes established studios, artists residences, places to eat, and pop up shops. It’s in a constant state of evolution. There are young people here interested in supporting and promoting the arts. Everyone I visited in the galleries are friendly and talkative. To make me even happier, there weren’t many people around on Friday midday (holy day here).
Check out their website for more information and to keep up with all the happenings … nearly everyday is something new and every month is a new topic. https://alserkalavenue.ae/en/index.php
Oh yeah, it is free and it is hip.
Dubai design week is not just for working professionals. It is a celebration of art and design for the entire public sphere. There are talks and workshops and exhibitions. There will be something available when you have time this week.
I was pulled away from my planned itinerary by a Ms. Paula Zuccotti. I will be documenting her documentation. I will post an update later but, I want to encourage one and all to stop by while you have a chance to participate yourself.
For more information check out the website @DubaiDesignWeek:
EVERY THING WE TOUCH (INSTALLATION)
Designed by Paula Zuccotti // 13 – 18 November // 10am – 9pm
Ground Floor, Building 6, Dubai Design District
Paula’s exhibition ‘Every Thing We Touch – Dubai Design Week’ will explore the cultures that make up Dubai, using everyday artifacts as the storytellers, and examining the similarities and differences of these objects. Many things we know about past civilizations are gleaned from the insights gathered through their objects. Paula’s art of future archeology reflects on the customs, traditions and behaviours of the different people and cultures of Dubai through the physical footprint of the objects they interact with in a day.
SIDE NOTE FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT IN THE AREA >>> keep your eyeballs peeled! Hopefully one day Paula will decide to visit and document the neighborhood that you live in – your family and friends. She is on the move all over the globe so, when this becomes your reality, you must participate.
Last week was Abu Dhabi Art Week. I was fortunate enough to snag a seat on a bus heading from Alserkal Avenue in Dubai to Abu Dhabi and back. They offered this amazing experience, with a ticket into the event and tour, for free! Keep your eyes peeled for these kinds of experiences at : http://alserkalavenue.ae/en/index.php. (No, I do not work for them. I just appreciate their community outreach that much.)
As you can see, the art was inspiring. I just want to start creating when I am surrounded by all this art. Some pieces I though were more successful than others but, it was a good time all around. Since I haven’t credited each artist individually, please see the website for more information about the galleries and artist participating: https://www.abudhabiart.ae/en/default.aspx
I can’t wait until Art Week – Dubai – UAE March 14-24 2018. Mark your calendars now and check out their website for more information: http://www.artweek.ae.
DSLR News Shooter | Kessel on Kesslercrane – Jonah Kessel reviews the Kesslercrane pocketdolly v2.0. >> LINK
As I gather “DSLR gadgets” for a feature doc pitch shoot in September, I’ve come across some really great gear. I’ll keep pointing out DSLR gear that’s not only aimed at the video shooter but, received excellent reviews.
Worth a look — the Pocket Dolly.
A Year Traveling With the iPad | Everything Everywhere: Around the World Travel Blog.
I found this article extremely helpful. I will be using many of the author’s tips during my next documentary shoot in Europe during September. I’ll let you know how that goes…
In the mean time, anyone else have iPad/iPhone traveling tips?
Everyone who is anyone should check out DC Beer Week this week (starting Sunday Aug 14th). There are TONS are specials around the city. Click the link below for a map and calendar of events. Note: MIDWESTERNERS check out the specials on Wed (below).
DC Beer Week 2011 | DC Beer – Washington DC, Beers in DC, Beer, Bars, Craft beer, homebrewing, happy hours, beer tastings.
Here are a few highlights…
MONDAY AUG 15th : Ladies’ Night – Ladies Drink Beer for Free – 4pm
Belga Cafe – 514 8th Street SE, http://www.belgacafe.com
TUESDAY: AUG 16th: All About Brews Trivia Night – 7pm
Bread & Brew – 1247 20th Street NW, http://www.breadandbrew.com
Think you know about beer? Put it to the test during Bread & Brew’s special all-beer trivia. Great prizes and beer specials all night long.
WED AUG 17th : Midwest Brewery Night at Smith Commons – 5pm
Smith Commons – 1245 H Street NE, http://www.smithcommonsdc.com
Smith Commons will be featuring breweries from a different region of the country for four different nights during DC Beer Week. Wednesday will feature breweries from the midwest. $5 pints, $15 bombers, and $5 regional themed small food pairings. The tentative brewery list for Wednesday includes:
Avery Brewing Co.
Oskar Blues Brewery
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Bells Brewery Inc.
Founders Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing Co.
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Epic Brewing Co.
3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage…
= a trip of a lifetime & 3 shorts called “move”, “eat”, “learn” MOVE on Vimeo on Vimeo
This is a great example of “just doing it”. If you haven’t shot and edited a short lately … this is your inspiration.
My brother lives in Philly – so I’ve been there quite a few times. I’ve noticed the murals but, I didn’t realize the shear number of murals until it was brought to my attention. I think this is a great tour. I mean who wouldn’t like a little exercise topped off by a couple beers?
Runaway Photo: Ale & Art Mural Tour in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania |… – StumbleUpon
These are fun people to follow on twitter …
THE DAILY NOTEBOOK @thedailyMUBI
> Film news and tips throughout the day, every day.
ERROL MORRIS @errolmorris
> documentary filmmaker
ROTTEN TOMATOES @rottentomatoes
> Unite the critics, inform the world.
It begins with me covered in sperm, trapped in my old man’s balls. Then, suddenly… ESCAPE!
4. Judd Apatow
Twitter has become an immediate, collaborative tool for many filmmakers on and off the set. To help write jokes for his speech at the Producers Guild Awards, Judd Apatow hit up his community of followers. Apatow (“Bridesmaids,” 2011, “Knocked Up,” 2007) included this joke from @omitofo: “Inception is really about Hollywood. Everyone’s constantly trying to ruin your dreams so they can make a buck.” Follow Apatow on Twitter (@JuddApatow) and tell him a joke. If you’re lucky, he may just use your creation to amuse and entertain others.