First SB14 artists named

Sharjah Art Foundation has announced the initial selection of participating artists for Sharjah Biennial 14, opening in March 2019. SB14 has the subtitle Leaving the Echo Chamber. It will feature three distinct exhibitions by the three […]


What future for the Dubai International Film Festival?

The future of the Dubai International Film Festival is in doubt, following the official announcement of “a new strategy to support the growth and evolution of the film and content industries in the region” that […]


En route to a Concrete future: Adapt to Survive

Concrete was created in Alserkal as a space for museum-standard exhibitions. Most of the time it’s basically another general-purpose events location for Dubai; but as the Atassi Foundation show Syria: Into the Light demonstrated a […]


Three finalists for d3’s urban commissions 2018

Three finalists have been named for the fourth edition of Urban Commissions, with the winner to be unveiled at Dubai Design Week. There were over 100 submissions the annual competition, which this year called for […]


Bearing witness: Gardens Speak at NYUAD Arts Center

We’re used to seeing the Big Picture: news isn’t news unless it’s accompanied by gunfire and explosions, crowds running and people screaming, buildings shattered and countries devastated. The bigger the better, especially if it’s served […]

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COMPETITION: Design a gift from the UAE to the UN

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has launched a national competition to design gifts that will be presented to the United Nations under the name “Gift of Zayed”. It’s open to UAE […]


Open Call: Urban Pixels photography competition

Meraas, the Dubai-based property company responsible for many of the sexier developments along the city’s coastal strip, has opened the fourth edition of its Urban Pixels photography competition. The competition runs from 19 April to […]


Designers on tour: ten Emirati designers do Milan

Under the aegis of Dubai Design District and the label ‘UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from The Emirates’, an exhibition of work from some of the brightest Emirati design talent is getting some international […]