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Art installation and Performance by Rand Abdul Jabbar

DATE: Installation: 17 November – 31 December 2021

Live performance: 19, 20, November – 11 December 2021

TIME: Installation: 8 AM to 12 AM

Live performance: • 19 November: 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM • 20 November: 11 AM, 11:30 AM, 4 PM 11 December: 4 PM

VENUE: Botanic Garden and Shade House 

TYPE: Open to Public

Umm Al Emarat Park, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Art, is hosting a live performance art piece by artist Rand Abdul Jabbar titled Act II: The Climbing Vine, taken from the series Every Act of Recognition Alters What Survives.

The art piece will be on display from 17 November until 31 December 2021 with three sculptural interventions that will be set in dialogue with the Park’s plant and in a way that utilizes the Botanic Garden and Shade House’s sensory and emotional qualities to provide focal points for contemplation and reflection.


A live performative reading of The Climbing Vine, a personal text written by Entissar Hajali, a London-based Syrian writer and performer and one of the original workshop members, will also take place on select days for a duration of 30 minutes. The reading will also be recorded and activated through a QR code for visitors to enjoy throughout the month.

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