A Biennale for Islamic Arts

The inaugural Islamic Arts Biennale, scheduled for Jeddah from 23 January to 23 April 2023, claims to be “the world’s most significant showcase of contemporary and historic works of Islamic art from across the globe”, celebrating Islamic art and culture [ … ]


Anticipating LitFest

We’ve been browsing the newly released schedule for the upcoming Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature, and as always there are some major attractions. First impressions: the Arabic programme looks great, broader than in past years. There’s a lot of accessible [ … ]

Art Fair

Making more of Art Dubai

Art Dubai has unveiled details of the programme and partnerships for its 16th edition, which runs 3 to 5 March 2023. It’s an impressively expanded portfolio that sits alongside the core art fair – “one of our strongest ever gallery [ … ]


SAF’s publishing grant winners

Sharjah Art Foundation announced the winners of the 2022 Publishing Grant during this year’s Focal Point Art Book Fair last week – LIBERATION RADIO by Chimurenga; Between the Brush and the Archive by Abdullah Al-Mutairi; and The Spectre of Ancestors [ … ]

Arts Centre

No more Warehouse in Warehouse421

Abu Dhabi’s Warehouse421 has a new name (farewell Warehouse421, hello 421) and a new brand identity. Originally it aimed to provide “a dynamic space that could be home to exhibitions and events that our community sorely needed at the time”; [ … ]