Design

Dubai Design Week: a few more details, a few more quotes

“Dubai is set to further establish its status as a cutting-edge, vibrant global design hub,” says the somewhat breathless press release, pillaging the buzzword bingo kit. In practice what’s happened is that the programme for […]

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Crowdfunding required: Zawiyah studios in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi arts scene is gaining international traction, thanks to the big  Saadiyat projects and government investment. What it lacks, however, is the infrastructure for individual artists – smaller community based  galleries and accessible […]

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Arab Print Vol II / Meem, to 31 Aug 2016

MEEM GALLERY Al Quoz Back in 2008, Meem put together an influential show of print works by Arab artists. Now it returns to the theme, with an exhibition that brings together work by Dia Azzawi, […]

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Bernar Venet / Custot, to 30 Nov 2016

CUSTOT GALLERY DUBAI Alserkal Avenue After featuring Bernar Venet’s work in its inaugural exhibition The World Meets Here, Custot has followed up with a full solo show for the influential French artist – his first […]

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10:52 / Ayyam Alserkal, to 29 Oct 2016

AYYAM GALLERY Alserkal Avenue Ayyam’s Alserkal show celebrates the tenth anniversary of its founding by highlighting all 52 artists who have had Ayyam solo shows in the past decade – hence the name. There’s painting, […]