Thread count: the invisibility cloak of tech

The upcoming art season in the UAE is looking like a humdinger, and the Fall exhibition at the NYUAD Art Gallery on Saadiyat sets a high standard. It’s not quite a blockbuster, but it’s still […]


Seeing the light: eL Seed’s Perception

“An angry bull on a balcony” says eL Seed when asked about some of the unexpected challenges his team faced on his boldest project to date. Indeed, on his iPhone there’s a photo a bull […]


Dubai Design Week: a few more details, a few more quotes

“Dubai is set to further establish its status as a cutting-edge, vibrant global design hub,” says the somewhat breathless press release, pillaging the buzzword bingo kit. In practice what’s happened is that the programme for […]


Top Abu Dhabi photo contest closing soon

15 July is the deadline for submissions to the Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes competition, the premier contest for photographers to capture the spirit of the UAE. Organised by the Office of Government Communications and […]

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Crowdfunding required: Zawiyah studios in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi arts scene is gaining international traction, thanks to the big  Saadiyat projects and government investment. What it lacks, however, is the infrastructure for individual artists – smaller community based  galleries and accessible […]

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Three named for Tashkeel Critical Practice Programme

Hadeyeh Badri, Lantian Xie, and Raja’a Khalid have been named as the three designers selected to take part in the second edition of Tashkeel’s Critical Practice Programme. Tashkeel says there were “a large number of […]