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Mon, 20 Mar


Abu Dhabi


Guided tour of 421 Exhibitions. Private Visit to Serena Carnevale's Collection.

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20 Mar 2023, 10:00 – 14:00

Abu Dhabi, Zayed Port - Mina Zayed - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates


10.00 am.


And The Mirrors Are Many & Mahshid Rafie : Of Mythic Proportions. 


"And The Mirrors Are Many" investigates institutional repositories of memory-the museum, the memorial and the archive-and poses the questions: why do we remember, and how? By examining these contemporary modes of remembering, the exhibition considers the relationship between remembrance and history, and reflects on the aesthetics, techniques, provenance, and language that are deployed in the process of memory-making.

This exhibition is curated by Mona Al-Jadir and emerged from a year-long journey as part of the 421 Curatorial Development Exhibition Program in collaboration with The Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR) and with mentorship from curator Sabih Ahmed. 


Mahshid Rafiei: Of Mythic Proportions.

The first solo exhibition presenting the work of Mahshid Rafiei, Of Mythic Proportions is a large-scale installation of five newly commissioned works. This installation, which takes up the entire space in Gallery 1, suggests that illusion is not the antithesis of truth but a co-conspirator, guiding us in a world of loss


Mahshid Rafiei's (b. 1992, Tehran) work considers the ways a process, a material and an image can become so inextricable that they ossify projections of a prejudiced imaginary. Her work has been exhibited at Fri Art Kunsthalle, Fribourg (2018); and Rheum Room, Basel (2018); among other spaces. Collaborative and discursive projects have been hosted at Mercer Union, Toronto (2020); Temporary Art Review, online (2016); and Knockdown Centre, New York (2013). She participated in March Meeting at Sharjah Art Foundation (2019) and has held residencies at Darling Foundry, Montreal (2021), Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi (2020) and Spring Sessions, Amman (2019).

12 PM

Brunch and private tour of Serena Carnevale's collection at her residence.


Italian art collector Serena Carnevale, worked as an investment banker in London, New York and São Paulo before moving to Abu Dhabi six years ago. Serena had the privilege to live in four different continents and experience very different cultures. Her collection is a clear reflection of this extensive journey.

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