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 […]


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 a three-day conference and “immersive […]


Advance info and Open Call for new art/tech festival at d3

The brand new ECHO event – it describes itself as “the Middle East’s first art, design and technology festival” – has an open call for media and performance art. Ten submissions will be selected to be featured during the Festival, […]


Award winners at CultureSummit 2017

The organisers of CultureSummit 2017, the “global cultural leadership forum” which began yesterday in Abu Dhabi, have announced winners to be honoured at the five-day event. They come in two categories – artists-in-residence and ‘Cultural Diplomat’ Awards – and neither […]


Art for Tomorrow comes back to Doha

The New York Times Art for Tomorrow conference, which takes place from 10-13 March at the W Doha Hotel & Residences, has become one of the most interesting events on the arts calendar, with more than 200 “art and cultural influencers” arriving from […]