"Past, Borrowed” is an exhibition in collaboration with Gulf Photo Plus, curated around the theme of Year of the 50th and UAE National Day.

The exhibition will debut in Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) from 8 December 2021 until 15 January 2022, will feature archival images, photographs, text, and audio works that suspend a social history shared between migrant communities to the UAE and their role in rooting its contemporary visual culture through the works of various UAE-born and based artists including Ammar Al Attar, Bhoomika Ghaghada, and Saleh Al Tamimi. The project also announces an Open Call to the community to submit archival material of the UAE to be part of the exhibition from 30 November 2021 to 2 January 2022.

Between a history to be retold and the pointed revisionism of the works presented, this exhibition points to the ongoing production of a composite archive.

Arts and Culture Community
8 December 2021 – 15 January 2022
GPP, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai – UAE
Price or fee


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