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Mastering fine art: the MFA course at NYUAD

There’s something about a Master of Fine Arts course. Unlike most other masters degrees, it’s practice-based rather than focussed on academic theory and analysis; an MFA is intended to develop advanced creative skills. So an institution that offers the course […]

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Sharjah Biennial takes the conservative option

Sharjah Art Foundation has postponed the 15th edition of the Sharjah Biennial again. Already delayed from 2021, SB15 had been rescheduled for March 2022; it will now open in February 2023. Hoor Al Qasimi, director of both SAF and the […]

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Abu Dhabi Art comes to London

Abu Dhabi Art is taking works by Emirati artists Hind Mezaina, Afra Al Dhaheri and Afra Al Suwaidi to London, with a show running at Cromwell Place from 2 to 13 June. The pieces on show were created for last […]

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Banksy made legit (sort of)

“The world’s largest Banksy experience” has opened at Mall of the Emirates. A partnership between Dubai Culture and MoE owner/operator Majid Al Futtaim, World of Banksy is an exhibition with 120 works – or, to use the language of the […]

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Making a visual language of art: the new Louvre AD show

Louvre Abu Dhabi is opening its third season with a major collaboration with the Centre Pompidou under the title Abstraction and Calligraphy – Towards a Universal Language. The exhibition sits well with the Louvre AD’s positioning as a ‘world museum’; […]

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Digital dreams: what would a virtual exhibition look like?

Nearly a year of pandemic-related restrictions has necessarily persuaded many of us to remodel the way we live, work and socialise. One of the obvious changes is the increased focus on online communication – Covid-safe, free from geographical or horological […]

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RAKFAF: the unusual arts festival

The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival is back for its ninth annual edition, running 6 February to 3 April at three RAK locations and carrying the theme of Hope. As Festival Director Suqrat bin Bisher put it: “As we […]