East/East-East seeks to initiate an experimental East-arts narrative. The programme is predicated on a belief that this narrative requires a new approach, one which is neither delineated by Western institutions nor remains the sole, privileged domain of Western-focussed curators.
East/East-East champions a less stressful, more organic domain. This is the playful space carved out by shared geopolitical psychologies, the place where these idiosyncrasies are mapped, celebrated and nurtured. Uninterested in formulating responses to values emanating from galactic museums or art brokers, East/East-East will instead thrive off self-reflexive regional dialogues, using such insularity and rapprochement to find alternative approaches to art from the GGC, Levant, Pakistan, India, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.
In collaboration with a number of cultural organisations, arts enthusiasts and curators, East/East-East will investigate these new narratives with a series of exhibitions and initiatives in DUCTAC’s Gallery of Light throughout 2015–2016.
DUCTAC threads winter camp ‘16
dates | dec 18 – 29
sunday to thursday
age | 5 – 11 years
timing | 9:15 am – 1:30 pm
fee | aed 1000 per week*
limited places available
*20% sibling discount and/or if two weeks are purchased together
theme and activities:
threads invites participants to explore the connections between world cultures through artistic expressions. it is an intensive one+one week programme targeting younger creatives (5 – 11 years) and aiming to bridge the gap between formal and informal art education while offering the kids the opportunity to make new friends during their winter break. taking from diversity which exist in their city – dubai – its starting point, the camp will engage participants in the creative process with seven artists (tutors) every week—where the main focus will remain teaching them new techniques and methods that enrich their personal perspective and interpretation of the world around them accompanied with some fun suitable for this special break. the kids will investigate different cultural elements of a nation including food, costumes, architecture, design, currency, art and beyond; they will reflect on these elemnnts and translate them into several artowks.
Activities will include painting, weaving, printmaking, image transfer, typography, design, clay modeling and sculpture, and arts and crafts among others.
sorour amini | weaving, image transfer & typography
heather conyers | printmaking
toma gabor | clay modeling & sculpture
lama ghalayini | design
pratima mahajan | clay modeling
rania naccour | painting
naush samama | arts and crafts
Winter Fashion Camp: The Snowflake
Sunday 18th Dec’ – Thursday 22nd Dec’ 2016
Sunday 25th Dec’ – Thursday 29th Dec’ 2016
age | 7 – 12 years
9:00. am – 1:00. pm
Students will create Mood Boards based on winter fashion and colour trends. They then go on to design and make a garment option such as: Winter White Skirt; Vest, Cape, Bag & Accessories. Basic sewing skills as well as those with experience are catered for. All students get to draw and decorate designs as well as make at least 1 garment and matching accessory to model for a mini photo shoot at the end of the week.