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 Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab […]

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 degree of separation (and clarity) […]

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 well as Dubai – with […]

Art

A Rembrandt for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi will be unveiling a new acquisition in its Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch Golden Age exhibition opening on Thursday 14 February. Head of a young man, with clasped hands is an oil sketch painted on oak panel […]

Art

Nujoom Alghanem to represent the UAE in Venice

Nujoom Alghanem will represent the UAE at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The award-winning poet and filmmaker has been invited by the curators of the National Pavilion UAE, Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, to create a major site-specific video installation for […]

Art

Science and the imagination: the 5th Imagine Science Film Festival

Imagine Science is back at The Arts Center at NYUAD, a weekend film festival with an accompanying exhibition, workshops, gallery talks, discussions, and conversations. This year those conversations will include tumultuous natural histories and speculative futures, the deaths of stars […]

Architecture

50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty arbitrary) ranking that we’ve given […]

Art

Abu Dhabi Festival: an inclusive March?

ADMAF, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, has unveiled a characteristically eclectic roster for March’s month-long Abu Dhabi Festival 2019. This 16th year of the Festival looks like being the biggest and best yet – 18 main productions, including […]