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Safine Jameel

Ocean Space, Venezia

Thurs 6-8pm CET, 20 May 2021

Ark Re-imagined - The Expeditionary Pavilion

Rashad Salim in conversation with Markus Reymann

On the occasion of the first participation of Iraq at the Biennale Architettura, Ocean Space and Healing Arts Venice host a conversation between Rashad Salim, artist and Pavilion exhibitor, in conversation with Markus Reymann, director of TBA21-Academy, on the Ark Re-Imagined project and its manifestation in Venice as the 'expeditionary pavilion'.

Ark Re-Imagined celebrates the vernacular architecture, watercraft, and ecology of the Tigris-Euphrates river system. Rashad Salim’s expeditionary art practice engages artisans and interdisciplinary co-researchers to explore traditional boat making practices – on the brink of extinction after decades of conflict, climate change and most recently COVID-19 – developing the role of this heritage as a source of knowledge, healing, inspiration, collaboration, and direct engagement with the land and waters – including now those of Venice.

Opening remarks by Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Founder and Chairperson of TBA21, and George Richards, Director of Community Jameel. The event is held in English with simultaneous translation. Participation is free but reservation is required.

The Art Re-Imagined Pavilion Program is developed in conversion with Healing Arts Venice.


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Global City Activations: 2021-2022


Paris, France

To coincide with Christie's major photography sale in June, Healing Arts Paris will convene the art, health and policy world for high-level discussions on the role of culture in shaping a healthier society in the wake of Covid-19.

New York

New York, USA

Healing Arts New York will be a city-wide activation during this years historic UN General Assembly. Cultural venues across the city will be invited to imagine a post-pandemic world prioritizing health, art and sustainability.


Aspen, USA

A focus on mental and environmental health will shape a city-wide activation in Aspen this Summer. Collaborations with a range of the Aspen institutions will shape a global discussion in the local context.


Houston, USA

With a focus on societal health, Healing Arts Houston will explore the integration of the Arts in Medical Care and Education to engage a cross-sectional representation of Houston’s arts and health community.

New Delhi

New Delhi, India

Healing Arts will travel to New Delhi in early 2022 with an immersive program designed to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and provide credible mental health resources in India.

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