The Lack – Middle East premiere
Wednesday, 18 March
Welcome reception 18.30
A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Alquoz 1, Dubai
TERRACE TALKS 2015
Terrace Talks is a series of conversations that explores the relationships and support networks between artists, curators and patrons. In 2015, the talks feature a range of speakers, from the Minister of Culture and Communication of France, Fleur Pellerin, to renowned museum curators Henry Kim and Catherine David, via artists such as MASBEDO, Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi. Patronage is in focus, with major collectors and patrons, such as Beatrice Bulgari and Dr Ramzi Dalloul discussing their support for artists and institutions. We open up to talks in Art Dubai Modern for the first time, debating archives with Vali Mahlouji and Sumesh Sharma of Clark House Intiative.
Finally, the second ArtNow Award goes to the veteran publisher, editor and archivist Jalal Uddin Ahmed who has spent decades supporting and documenting Pakistani artists and their work, and whose approach is illustrative of all that patronage can be.
THURSDAY, March 19
5pm – 6pm
Terrace Talks: Beatrice Bulgari and MASBEDO in conversation with Nathan Clements-Gillespie
Patron and collector Beatrice Bulgari discusses her early years in film – as a costume designer for Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso – through to her role as a producer for Masbedo’s The Lack, via her support for museums, in particular Rome’s MAXXI and MACRO. The conversation is chaired by Nathan Clements-Gillespie.
Location: Water Terrace of The Abraaj Group Lounge, Madinat Jumeirah
March 17, 2015