Art

Ithra Art Prize winner: Fahad bin Naif

Fahad bin Naif has been named by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and Art Dubai as the winner of the third Ithra Art Prize. The Prize aims to promote the work of Saudi contemporary artists “on a […]

Architecture

Finding 50 to Follow

The magpie team is once again putting together its annual list of the 50 most exciting, innovative and stimulating people in the UAE who are making a difference to the cultural and creative life of the Emirates. And we want […]

Competition

Ayyalah-inspired installation wins the Christo prize

The winner of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2019 is Sila, an architectural installation designed by AUS students Ibrahim Abdellatif, Falwah Alhouti, and Omer Al Raee. The installation – named after an Arabic term that translates to ‘link’ or ‘connection’ […]

Competition

Flamingo watch: winning designs for Al Wathba wetlands

The winning designs for the competition to design a flamingo observation platform and connecting boardwalk for Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba Wetland Reserve have been published. The platform is intended as a new architectural landmark for the wetlands, just south of […]

Competition

28 designs shortlisted for LAGI 2019 Abu Dhabi

A total of 28 projects have made it to the shortlist for the sixth Land Art Generator Initiative design competition, a brief which called for a landmark energy-generating work of public art for a site at the entrance to Abu […]

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 […]

Competition

Winners of eighth HIPA

The winners have been announced for the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, the world’s richest. The theme for this eight season of HIPA was Hope. As HIPA Secretary General, Ali bin Thalith said: “This award […]

Competition

Dyson, Audi, Progress: prizes for design that does good

It’s design prize time: the best of Dubai Design Week’s Global Grad Show got the Progress Prize, the Audi Innovation Award went to a VR application, and Aamer Siddiqui and Ali Asgar from the American University in Sharjah had one […]