Design

UAE Memorial by Idris Khan inaugurated

The UAE Memorial was formally inaugurated on 30 Nov, Martyr’s Day. It’s a striking composition by Idris Khan which went from design approval to delivery within just nine months; the centrepiece of Wahat al Karama, a new Memorial Park just […]

Design

New incubator for design in Dubai

TECOM Group, part of Dubai Holding and the developer behind several of Dubai’s functional areas, will site the third in5 innovation centre and business incubator in its d3 development. The strategic goal is obviously to foster start-ups and develop talent […]

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Design

Design for community: positivity in Sharjah

Design really should be responsible, and ideally it should have direct relevance to society. So we’re happy to see this project at 1971 – Design Space, the design space (well, there isn’t a better description for it) on Sharjah’s Flag […]

Festival

LitFest authors listed: 140 of the best

The authors for the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature have been announced. There are likely to be some late additions, but right now there’s a list of more than 140 authors from around the world who will gather in […]

Art

Bahrain’s second International Art Fair: crossing borders

ArtBahrain, the art fair that launched its pilot edition in 2015, was generally regarded as a success –15,000 visitors, a reported $430,000 in sales. Its second edition will represent a complete makeover, however. For starters, there’s a new name: Art […]

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Theatre

Resuscitation Theatre casting workshops

Resuscitation Theatre is holding two casting workshops for its upcoming spring production and for its participation in Short+Sweet Abu Dhabi. The workshops will be on Sunday 4 Dec and Tuesday 6 Dec at 7pm, at the Emirates Writer’s Union auditorium […]

Art

100-strong shortlist for Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award

The tenth anniversary of the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award has a hundred works on its shortlist, rather than the 50 of previous years. The Award aims to encourage and motivate talented young artists via an exhibition at City Walk […]

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Art

ADMAF awards for Emirati artistic achievement

The 2016 winner of the ADMAF Comic Arts Award has been announced. Asma Al Remeithi, 35, a Zayed University alumnus, won with Turning Point, a bilingual comic book featuring a dark tale about a girl battling with her inner voices. […]

Art

Myrna Ayad’s first Art Dubai: the strongest ever?

Art Dubai has announced the programme and gallery line-up for its eleventh edition, taking place 15-18 March 2017 at its usual sprawling Madinat Jumeirah location. This is the fair’s first edition under new director Myrna Ayad, and while much of […]

Policy

UAE and France plan safeguards for culture in conflict areas

As widely trailed, the UAE and France have plans for a new international partnership aimed at protecting cultural heritage during armed conflicts; and the initiative will be launched at a Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage conference, to be held on 2 […]