Art

Abu Dhabi Art comes to London

Abu Dhabi Art is taking works by Emirati artists Hind Mezaina, Afra Al Dhaheri and Afra Al Suwaidi to London, with a show running at Cromwell Place from 2 to 13 June. The pieces on show were created for last […]

Architecture

Saving the world, one saltflat at a time

The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates’ upcoming exhibition for the Venice Biennale of Architecture – which opens 22 May and runs to 21 November – will feature a large structure built from an innovative, environmentally friendly cement made […]

Art

Banksy made legit (sort of)

“The world’s largest Banksy experience” has opened at Mall of the Emirates. A partnership between Dubai Culture and MoE owner/operator Majid Al Futtaim, World of Banksy is an exhibition with 120 works – or, to use the language of the […]

Art

Making a visual language of art: the new Louvre AD show

Louvre Abu Dhabi is opening its third season with a major collaboration with the Centre Pompidou under the title Abstraction and Calligraphy – Towards a Universal Language. The exhibition sits well with the Louvre AD’s positioning as a ‘world museum’; […]

Art

Digital dreams: what would a virtual exhibition look like?

Nearly a year of pandemic-related restrictions has necessarily persuaded many of us to remodel the way we live, work and socialise. One of the obvious changes is the increased focus on online communication – Covid-safe, free from geographical or horological […]

Art

RAKFAF: the unusual arts festival

The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival is back for its ninth annual edition, running 6 February to 3 April at three RAK locations and carrying the theme of Hope. As Festival Director Suqrat bin Bisher put it: “As we […]

Art

Art, coming to a mall near you

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism is putting original art into some of the malls under a newly announced partnership with Aldar Properties. The Art Space initiative will provide exhibition spaces for UAE-based artists “at retail locations across the […]

Design

A week (and more) of design in Dubai

The sixth edition of Dubai Design Week returns 9-14 November 2020 with a pandemic-aware programme of events and activities. That includes exhibitions, installations and pop-ups at its main hub in d3 plus online elements such as a digital fair for […]