Spain to Saadiyat, via Sharjah: a contemporary art mashup?

Barcelona isn’t the most obvious candidate for comparison with Abu Dhabi, but defying the obvious is probably one of the chief goals of contemporary art. So the exhibition slated for the Manarat al Saadiyat on 2 February, lumpily titled ‘From […]


From Accra to Alserkal Avenue: a gallery takeover

In an initiative that is the first of its kind in the Middle East, Accra’s Gallery 1957 is taking over Lawrie Shabibi’s exhibition space in Alserkal Avenue for six weeks to include the Art Dubai period. It’s a move that […]


Geography lessons

The Cremisan Valley near Bethlehem wears its history well – stepped sides for agriculture, scrub and stones that have been there for thousands of years, a few small ruined castles and watchtowers that seem to be growing back into the […]


Charity sale for Every Dirham Counts

The Ajala Project has partnered with the ongoing Every Dirham Counts campaign to support the Emirates Red Crescent’s relief efforts in Somalia. Some 25 Ajala Project artists have donated work to be sold at The Workshop gallery; proceeds from the sales […]


Artists For Change at Festival City during Ramadan

From 21 May to 16 June, the main atrium of Dubai Festival City hosts an interesting collaboration – work donated by four Emirati artists and designers has been woven into hand-knotted carpets by weavers from FBMI, the Fatima Bint Mohamed […]


Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award winner unveiled

Anna Kurkova’s DUNESCAPE, the winner of the 2017 Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award, has been installed at NYU Abu Dhabi. It will be there till 11 May, then moves to Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi (18 May to 3 […]