Hedeyeh Badri, I Wanted To Be A Mother, 2019
Jan 15 – Mar 21, 2023
Abu Dhabi, UAE

421, Abu Dhabi’s independent platform dedicated to supporting emerging creative practices, announces its winter 2023 program: RE/COLLECT THIS, which presents four major exhibitions and over 20 workshops, talks, and special events that interrogate contemporary modes of memory-making and how they shape our understanding of the past, present, and future.

Running in tandem with the exhibitions Mahshid Rafiei: Of Mythic Proportions and And The Mirrors Are Many, which open on February 5, the winter 2023 program responds to ideas presented in the exhibitions and offers an opportunity for us to collectively reflect on the ways that eurocentric, hegemonic methods of remembering influence our collective self-perception, and ultimately, how we imagine and build our futures.

This seasonal program includes artist-led talks, workshops, and performances; home-cooking sessions; cultural tours and excursions; outdoor creative markets; professional development courses; a three-day film program; and a three-day symposium, all offering new perspectives on how we can contribute to the formation of an alternative collective memory.