Sim Chi Yin at the exhibition At the Edge of Land at Jameel Arts Centre (23/05/2024)

Looking at port cities, shifting sands and riverbanks, At the Edge of Land delves into the intricate and often concealed relationships between landscapes and trade. The exhibition highlights unexpectedly interconnected geographies, resources and commodities, moving between land and sea to tell stories of conflict, erosion and extraction. It challenges ideas of emptiness and development, shedding light on the regions and people on the margins of trade routes. 


At the Edge of Land features works from the Art Jameel Collection together with loans and new commissions by international artists. The exhibition originated at Hayy Arts, Jeddah, and the selection of artists and artworks presented traces the trade routes on which both Dubai and Jeddah are located – the busy maritime path connecting East Asia and Europe via the Gulf, the Red Sea and the Suez Canal. Curated by Lucas Morin, the exhibition will be on view at Jameel Arts Centre from May 23 to September 29, 2024.


Image: Exhibition view, courtesy of Art Jameel. Photography by Daniella Baptista.