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Mark Your Calendar

A glimpse into what will be happening on campus this week.

Feb 17, 2018

New Exhibition at the NYUAD Art Gallery
NYU Abu Dhabi’s Art Gallery will be opening a spring 2018 exhibition titled Permanent Temporariness featuring the works of Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti. Hilal and Petti are award-winning artists and co-directors of Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency. DAAR is an, “architectural studio and art residency programme based in Beit Sahour, Palestine [that] explores possibilities for the reuse, subversion and profanation of actual structures of domination: from evacuated military bases to the transformation of refugee camps, from uncompleted governmental structures to the remains of destroyed villages.”
The exhibition will open at NYUAD on Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. and it will be the first display of Hilal and Petti’s work in a museum/gallery context. The NYUAD Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet
On Feb. 22 at 8 p.m., Sam Green and Kronos Quartet will perform their live documentary, A Thousand Thoughts, at the NYUAD Arts Center. The performance is described as “transcending the typical live cinema event” and is a “meditation on music itself – the act of listening to it closely, the experience of feeling it deeply, and the power that it has to change the world.”
Tickets can be purchased here.
Rooftop Rhythms Season 6
On Feb. 23, at 8 p.m., Black on Black Rhyme-Abu Dhabi, Jean Hellon Productions and the Arts Center at NYUAD will be hosting the sixth season of Rooftop Rhythms. The event is known as the longest running poetry open mic in the Middle East, featuring both experienced and new spoken word poets. For this installment of Rooftop Rhythms, the venue for the event is the Arts Center foyer. Tickets can be purchased here.
Cece Kim is News Deputy. Email at
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