Mastering fine art: the MFA course at NYUAD

There’s something about a Master of Fine Arts course. Unlike most other masters degrees, it’s practice-based rather than focussed on academic theory and analysis; an MFA is intended to develop advanced creative skills. So an institution that offers the course […]


Sharjah Biennial takes the conservative option

Sharjah Art Foundation has postponed the 15th edition of the Sharjah Biennial again. Already delayed from 2021, SB15 had been rescheduled for March 2022; it will now open in February 2023. Hoor Al Qasimi, director of both SAF and the […]


DFF’s smart toys competition has a winner

Dubai Future Foundation’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE (C4IR UAE) has named LuxAI the winner of its Smart Toys Competition. LuxAI, a spinoff from the University of Luxembourg, has a kid-sized bot named QTrobot that initially allows children […]


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 […]


Arabic typography goes mainstream?

Arabic typography is to be featured as a new category in the Al Burda Award 2021. The competition for the Award – postponed last year because of the pandemic, and misleadingly singular (there are awards in several categories) – is […]