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) […]

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Three years of Warehouse421: “culture, creativity, community”

In November 2015, Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed industrial area acquired its first creative hub, housed in two converted warehouses redesigned by the BIG studio. Since then Warehouse421 has hosted exhibitions, shown the work of more than 400 artists and designers […]


Making Jameel Arts Centre: Chris Lee talks to magpie

Jameel Arts Centre opens on 11 November, and it should be one of the most important additions to the cultural scene in the region. Its significance isn’t just in the facilities it provides, though in purely practical terms they are […]


Abraaj departs abruptly from the arts scene

The fallout over the Abraaj Group’s financial troubles continues, and there does seem to be some impact on Dubai’s art scene – though possibly not quite as much as The Art Newspaper thinks. It carried a story last week headlined […]

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Not so crude: Jameel Arts Centre offers a meaty opening programme

Art Jameel has announced the programmng for the much-anticipated Jameel Arts Centre, the first independent ‘cultural destination’ in Dubai. Due to open on 11 November, it’s a three-storey multi-role development over 10,000-square metres of Creekside Jadaf; right now it’s floating […]

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Open Call: research writing for Jameel Arts Centre

Art Jameel is ramping up its presence in Dubai ahead of the much-anticipated 11 November opening of the Jameel Arts Centre on Dubai Creek. One example is the appointment of a communications team in the form of Ciara Phillips as […]