Endless seas, melting mountains: Blane De St Croix in conversation

The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery opened its new season last September with one of its most pertinent shows: Horizon by Blane De St Croix. He’s a sculptor who works on the relationship between people and landscape, and in particular [ … ]


Small world, big show

All musical endeavours have a backstory, of course. But few have as interesting a context as Small Island Big Song. The easy part first: Small Island Big Song is a touring show (and associated albums and film) that gigs at [ … ]


Taking a Rizq?

It’s always a pleasure to report the arrival of a new gallery, particularly one that looks sufficiently well funded and well organised to suggest a professional and long-lived addition to the UAE’s art scene. This one – Rizq Art Initiative, [ … ]


LitFest promises more

The 16th edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature – which is now billing itself “the region’s largest celebration of stories and ideas”, presumably in a bid to escape the confines of the printed page – will be returning [ … ]

Public art

Lighting up Abu Dhabi

From 15 November to 30 January 2024 Abu Dhabi is getting three dozen site-specific light sculptures and installations. Under the name Manar Abu Dhabi (‘manar’ being a lighthouse or a guiding light), this is one of the key programmes in [ … ]