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Venice internship applications open

Applications are open for the National Pavilion UAE’s 2017 Venice Internship. This is a great opportunity for emerging arts professionals to spend a month in Venice staffing the UAE’s art exhibition at the Venice Biennale (13 May to 26 Nov […]

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Ten finalists named for National Day Calligraphy Competition

The judges for Aldar Properties’ National Day Calligraphy Competition have shortlisted ten designs for the final stage of the contest. Each of the artists has been given AED 10,000 and will recreate their designs live in a purpose-built installation at […]

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Making a splash: Hockney’s big book

Taschen, a publisher which knows how to do gorgeous-looking books about art, design and their practitioners, has just unleashed a one of the most impressive it has done – a “visual biography” of David Hockney called A Bigger Book. The title […]

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Dubai hits the wall: Fats at Sofitel JBR

Dubai-based street artist Fats – Fathima Mohiuddin – is the first local artist to feature in Red Bull Curates series. She’s just completed a 10m square mural at the entrance of the Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (that’s two reasons for […]

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Riyadh renaissance?

Saudi Design Week opens 5 Oct with its official invitation-only preview, followed by a busy four days. So does the conservative Kingdom feel ready to push the boundaries of expression in the name of art and humanitarian effort? The third […]

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Sharjah Biennial programme unveiled

Sharjah Biennial is spreading its wings. SB13 will now unfold in five sections across the year from October 2016, encompassing the main exhibitions and a public programme in two acts in Sharjah and Beirut; a year-long educational programme in Sharjah; […]