LAST CHANCE Collectors Eye by ZAAT

Fann a Porter The Workshop, Villa 45, St. 23b, off Al Wasl Road (opposite Box Park), Jumeirah 2Dubai,

Collectible prints and etchings by artists from the Arab World and beyond, from the stable of gallery/event organiser ZAAT. Included are  works by artists ARMAN, Kamal Boullata, Enaya Bukhary, Leonardo Cremonini, Dia Al Azzawi, Samia Halaby, Omar Khouri, Dr. Suheir [...]

Free

The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis

Sharjah Art Foundation Sharjah,

Referencing the Xenogenesis trilogy of African American SF novelist Octavia Butler, this exhibition brings together a selection of key works by the London-based art collective The Otolith Group (Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun). The works on view, created between 2011 [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Nick Brandt: The Day May Break

Custot Gallery Dubai,

An exhibition of new works by Brandt, photographed in Zimbabwe and Kenya in late 2020 as the first part of a global series portraying people and animals that have been impacted by environmental degradation and destruction.

Free

Bernhard Buhmann: The Signal and The Noise

Carbon 12 Dubai,

Nate Silver’s book of the same name  explains the use of probability and prediction to show how we can all develop detect the true signals amid a noise of data to achieve better foresight in an uncertain world. Buhmann’s exhibition [...]

Free

DIFC Art Nights

DIFC Gate Village Dubai,

The 12th edition of DIFC Art Nights will explore the theme of Regeneration each evening from 6-10pm during the three-day event event at Gate Village. The 30 or so artists on show will have work promoting sustainability, technology and innovation; [...]

Free

Akram Khan: Outwitting the Devil

Cultural Foundation Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum StreetAbu Dhabi,

Outwitting the Devil invites us all to the table where life, death and our half-remembered myths are the bread we break together. Stirring together the classical and contemporary in his characteristic fashion, Akram Khan, one of the most exciting dancer/choreographers [...]

From AED 100

Sharjah Film Platform 4

Sharjah Art Foundation Sharjah,

The annual SFP film festival features the work of local and international filmmakers through ten days of short and feature-length film screenings and awards, a public programme of talks and workshops, and the SFP Industry Hub – an educational and [...]

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Akram Khan: Outwitting the Devil

Cultural Foundation Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum StreetAbu Dhabi,

A second performance for the modern dance programme that invites us all to the table where life, death and our half-remembered myths are the bread we break together. Stirring together the classical and contemporary in his characteristic fashion, Akram Khan, [...]

From AED 100

LAST CHANCE Juma Al Haj: Frame of Mind

Foundry Downtown Boulevard Crescent, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid BoulevardDubai,

An Emirati raised between the UAE and USA, Juma Al Haj ponders the vastness of our emotions: “our feelings, essential to the universal human experience, cannot always be justly expressed in words. How do we imagine and express magnitudes of [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Zihan Karim: Parallel Expansion

Foundry Downtown Boulevard Crescent, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid BoulevardDubai,

A video projection installation using the motif of the planet Mars as a metaphor to create "various perceptions of the perspectives and existential essences"; interaction of shapes combine with time, movement, and moment to create installation, projection, and architectural nuance. [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Mojgan Endjavi-Barbé’s Private Collection: Once Upon a Time

Foundry Downtown Boulevard Crescent, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid BoulevardDubai,

A group show of contemporary art from Iran. Endjavi-Barbé is notable for setting up Endjavi-Barbé Art Projects, a facility for curated exhibitions set up because she feels "there is a great need for bridges between Iranian artists and western audiences". [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Bangladesh Art Week: I•D•E•N•T•I•T•Y

Foundry Downtown Boulevard Crescent, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid BoulevardDubai,

Now this could be interesting. A Foundry debut, Bangladesh Art Week claims to be the voice of Bangladesh's art business, aiming to foster a diverse artistic environment locally while promoting Bangladeshi art worldwide. This show, curated by BAW founder Niharika [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Into The Revolution

Foundry Downtown Boulevard Crescent, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid BoulevardDubai,

A curated exhibition by MORROW collective with the work of eight artists in physical and NFT format. There are two curatorial themes – the image of a circle, indicating movement and speed; and images that depict a sense of radical [...]

Free

Music Chamber Evening

Online

An evening of chamber music in the NYUAD Music Recitals Series: works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Borodin, and more, ranging from duets to quintets. The blurb says the musicians have set out to make chamber music “more accessible”, which sounds a [...]

Free, but preregister

LAST CHANCE Praxis of Change

Firetti Contemporary Unit 29, Alserkal AvenueDubai,

Firetti Contemporary’s official opening show includes works by local artists plus others exhibiting for the first time in the region. The theme: the environment and the role of humanity on earth. As the blurb puts it: “Praxis of Change is [...]

Free

Hekayah | The Story

Online

The Art Center’s annual celebration of UAE National Day was an early innovation and a very successful one; it brings together poets, singers, musicians, and storytellers from diverse backgrounds and cultures, all showcasing the beautiful diversity of the UAE This [...]

Free, but preregister

LAST CHANCE Manal AlDowayan: The Eternal Return of the Same

Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde Dubai,

Manal AlDowayan’s latest solo exhibition considers women’s new freedoms in daily life and society in Saudi Arabia. Grappling with these unreconciled and often oppressive histories now being rapidly erased from collective memory, AlDowayan creates events that capture their brief passage [...]

Free

Emirates Palace Auditorium Abu Dhabi,

The Orchestra from the prestigious Accademia Teatro alla Scala returns as part of the ongoing partnership with Abu Dhabi Classics, this time with a selection that celebrates the splendours of Italian opera with singers from the Scala. The evening finishes [...]

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An Evening With Michael McIntyre

Etihad Arena Yas IslandAbu Dhabi,

A one-off show featuring what the top-selling British comedian terms "my greatest hits". He has a lot to call upon; he started winning awards nearly 20 years ago, and back in 2012 he was the highest-grossing stand-up comedian in the [...]

From AED 195

LAST CHANCE Shuruq Harb: The Jump

Jameel Arts Centre Al JaddafDubai,

The Jump is a single-channel video that reflects on the act of leaping, both literally and figuratively, through a conversation with a blind Palestinian woman who retells her experience paragliding from the Caucasus Mountains. The result provides a critical reading [...]

Free

LAST CHANCELibrary Circles: Maysoon Al Dwairi

Jameel Library Jameel Arts CentreDubai,

In its latest iteration of Library Circles, Jameel Library presents a research display by Maysoon Al Dwairi which zeroes in on a crucial moment in the UAE’s history – the development of its education systems. The research, presented through a [...]

LAST CHANCE Mohammed Mandi: Luminous Letters

Sharjah Calligraphy Museum Hamad Al Midfaa building, Sharjah Heritage Area Sharjah,

There's a lot of more contemporary calligraphy around; this shows how much richness can be found in work from a more traditional but still highly distinctive stylist. Mandi, who lives and works in Abu Dhabi, was the UAE's first professional [...]

AED 10

FOCAL POINT Art Book Fair

Sharjah Art Foundation, Bait Obaid Al Shamsi Arts SquareSharjah,

Sharjah Art Foundation's annual book fair is dedicated to presenting printed matter and products by publishers and artists. Host to interdisciplinary art publications and independent and alternative practices as well as academic works on art history, theory and criticism from [...]

LAST CHANCE Growing Like A Tree: Static In The Air

Ishara Art Foundation Alserkal AvenueDubai,

The second part of two for Sohrab Hura’s debut curation. Static In The Air emphasises a traversing of the world through listening. It gestures towards echo-locations in the field of image-making practices across geographic borders, drawing new nodes, maps and interconnections. [...]

Free

The UAE Classical Talents: A French-Estonian Night – Henry-David Varema (cello) and Jelena Matvejevskaja (piano)

Alliance Française Dubai Dubai,

The latest in the Alliance Française series of concerts highlighting locally based classical musicians features two Estionian musicians, Henry-David Varema (cello) and Jelena Matvejevskaja (piano). The programme features works by Debussy, Boulanger, Lüdig, Eller and Aarne. The full Classical Talents programme [...]

AED 150

LAST CHANCE Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky: Water, Islam and Art

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization Sharjah,

Held as a first collaboration with Fondazione Torino Musei in Italy, this exhibition explores the unique connection between water, life and Islam from its most ancient roots to its numerous and intricate developments.  The exhibition’s four sections – The Blessings [...]

Museum entry AED 10

XP Music Conference

Riyadh

A three-day music event combining a professional conference with fun nightlife, “created to amplify music futures across the Middle East” and promising “the most forward-thinking gathering of music leaders in the region”. There will be workshops, panel discussions and roundtables, [...]

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LAST CHANCE Vantage Point Sharjah 9

Al Hamriyah Studios Sharjah,

The ninth outing for Sharjah Art Foundation's always-interesting annual photography initiative. It works from an open call: local and international photographers were invited to submit work in four categories – Conceptual, Photojournalism and Documentary, Experimental and Staged Photography – and [...]

Free

Tosca

Dubai Opera Dubai,

Widely regarded as one of the greatest opera classics, Puccini's melodrama features love, politics and murder plus great arias. Originally set in Rome in 1800s, it tells the story of two idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi; ruthless police officer Scarpia has [...]

From AED 300

Tosca

Dubai Opera Dubai,

Widely regarded as one of the greatest opera classics, Puccini's melodrama features love, politics and murder plus great arias. Originally set in Rome in 1800s, it tells the story of two idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi; ruthless police officer Scarpia has [...]

From AED 300

Tosca

Dubai Opera Dubai,

Widely regarded as one of the greatest opera classics, Puccini's melodrama features love, politics and murder plus great arias. Originally set in Rome in 1800s, it tells the story of two idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi; ruthless police officer Scarpia has [...]

From AED 300

LAST CHANCE Sunoj D and Namrata Neog: Desert is a Forest

Jameel Arts Centre Al JaddafDubai,

Alongside the Jameel’s seven gardens designed by Anouk Vogel is a plot reserved for artists to cultivate and experiment. Occupancy is awarded via an annual commission, and this is the third. Sunoj D and Namrata Neog’s Artist’s Garden is an [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Bernhard Buhmann: The Signal and The Noise

Carbon 12 Dubai,

Nate Silver’s book of the same name  explains the use of probability and prediction to show how we can all develop detect the true signals amid a noise of data to achieve better foresight in an uncertain world. Buhmann’s exhibition [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Here, Now

Misk Art Institute Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts HallRiyadh,

Misk Art Institute’s third annual exhibition brings together international artists with local talent, with a variety of media on show including paintings, textiles, sculptures, immersive installations, and digital works. Curated by Sacha Craddock with the Institute’s assistant curators Alia Ahmad [...]

LAST CHANCE The Distance From Here

Jameel Arts Centre Al JaddafDubai,

This major exhibition of works drawn from the Art Jameel Collection, plus loans and new commissions, highlights personal responses to and interactions with space and time by 11 artists – Mona Ayyash, Yto Berrada, Hicham Benohoud, Jason Dodge, Shilpa Gupta, [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE So Different, So Appealing

Warehouse421 Mina ZayedAbu Dhabi,

An analysis of the aesthetics, rhetorics, and rituals of the real estate industry, unpacking the strategies through which it conjures up its many seductions, aspirations, and desires. The included works use humour, parody, appropriation, and mimesis, uncovering the perverse logic [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE As We Gaze Upon her

Warehouse421 Mina ZayedAbu Dhabi,

As We Gaze Upon Her comes at the end of the pilot version of Warehouse421’s Curatorial Development Exhibition program, in partnership with the Bombay Institute of Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR). The exhibition attempts to expand the notion of ‘woman’, [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Hrair Sarkissian: The Other Side of Silence

Al Mureijah Art Spaces Al Mureijah SquareSharjah,

For this mid-career survey of the Syrian-Armenian artist, Sarkissian has created two major new pieces – Last Seen (2018-2021) commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation; and Little Apple (working title) commissioned by the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. The exhibition also features [...]

Free but prebook

LAST CHANCE Sublime Convergence: Art, Nature and Technology

Volte Art Projects Warehouse 13, Alserkal AvenueDubai,

The official opening exhibition of the new Volte Art Projects gallery and HQ in Dubai promises “a compelling visual dialogue between ancient memory and near futures ... Cutting-edge technologies are used to document and interrogate our constantly evolving relationship to [...]

LAST CHANCE Khaleejiness

Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi,

Work by ten young Khaleeji photographers and videographers, focussing on themes of culture and identity in the Gulf and presented byMAS Photography Studio with Swalif Publishing House.

AED 20

LAST CHANCE Hazem Harb. Temporary Museum. For Palestine

Maraya Art Centre Sharjah,

The Dubai-based Palestinian artist attempts to capture the lost legacies of his homeland in the form of archival materials displayed in vitrine cases within a museological context. Harb has been collecting antique memorabilia of the subject via international online auctions [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Pacita Abad: I Thought the Streets Were Paved with Gold

Jameel Arts Centre Al JaddafDubai,

The first solo exhibition in the Middle East for the late Filipina artist Pacita Abad. The show brings together exuberant signature works, from her colourful trapunto embroideries to major paintings, with a focus on four main bodies of work – [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis

Sharjah Art Foundation Sharjah,

Referencing the Xenogenesis trilogy of African American SF novelist Octavia Butler, this exhibition brings together a selection of key works by the London-based art collective The Otolith Group (Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun). The works on view, created between 2011 [...]

Free