Thousands of commodities worth billions of dollars transit through Dubai each year, connecting markets and linking buyers and sellers from Russia and Central Asia, to Africa and the Middle East.
This book was published in connection with Warehouse Project (2016) by Vikram Divecha, a 2016 Alserkal Programming Commission in Warehouse 82, Alserkal Avenue, from March 14 to June 11, 2016.
It features a photographic essay by the artist and texts by curators, scholars and business consultants who were either involved in the development of the project or who participated in the Warehouse Project Talks, a series of talks that took place inside Warehouse 82, in which each individual articulated the project from a distinct professional viewpoint.
About the Author
Vikram Divecha is part of an emerging generation of artists from Dubai who are not necessarily citizens of the UAE, but who have lived in the country for some time and use it as a base for their developing practice. Divecha’s projects often bring invisible structures into plain view, to raise questions about agency, ethics and value and to challenge the nature and modes of artistic production. Working with available material, space and labour, Divecha attempts to realign the social and urban systems we inhabit by introducing alterations and interventions.
Divecha was among the 18 artists and collectives whose works were included in the ‘Second Hand’ exhibition at Jameel Arts Centre from July 3 to November 23, 2019.
About the Publisher
Alserkal Programming is a platform for exhibitions, public art commissions, performances, films, talks and workshops that critically and creatively investigate themes pertinent to the region’s arts community. Together, these programmes provide a platform to support the development of new ideas, open dialogue and collaboration across disciplines. The annual programme is thematically developed to focus on a particular issue, bringing artists and professionals from different fields together to examine a concept through wide-ranging means and perspectives.