Art

Art Basel inside Abu Dhabi for 300

Art Basel, the dominant organisers of art fairs around the world, is “further expanding its engagement beyond the core art world” with “a multi-faceted cultural experience” in Abu Dhabi next February. Art Basel Inside is […]

Art

Alternative tomorrows: Whitechapel comes to Dubai

Alserkal Arts Foundation is bringing the much-lauded Whitechapel Gallery Is This Tomorrow? group show to Dubai this November. You shouldn’t miss it. The exhibition, curated by Whitechapel Gallery’s chief curator Lydia Yee, is a response […]

Art

Banking on art?

UPDATED 8 AUG 19 Noor Bank, the UAE’s leading Shari’ah-compliant bank, has introduced an interesting extra for its customers and others: Noor Art Online Gallery is a digital showcase for artworks, available for credit card […]

Art

The Metamorphosis of DIFC?

Nesma Moharam’s winning piece for the ARTFIVEO open call has been unveiled at DIFC. Under the title Metamorphosis of Dubai, it’s a monumental mural 53 by 11m on the wall outside the nearly-completed ICD Brookfield […]

Art

Local artists on film: the quick-start option

A few weeks ago we were sent a link to a five-minute YouTube vid of a Dubai artist talking about their work, inspiration and techniques. When you come across art and artists, you don’t usually […]

Architecture

A new modern art museum for Sharjah?

A new museum of contemporary Arab art could be coming to Sharjah, a move that will further enhance the Emirate’s credentials both as a powerhouse of modern art and a guardian of Arabic culture. The […]

Art

Alserkal Avenue separates out its non-profit activities

The businessman and cultural patron behind the Alserkal Avenue development, Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, has added an arts foundation to his portfolio. This is a logical development of Alserkal Avenue’s existing non-commercial activities, providing a […]

Art

Getting geared up for Art Week

Art Week is back for its ninth edition, the region’s largest cultural festival that pivots on the somewhat specialised atmosphere of Art Dubai but extends its reach across three Emirates – Abu and Sharjah as […]