Ithra Art Prize for Nadia Kaabi-Linke

This is the first year that the Ithra Art Prize has been open to artists from any Arab country – the previous three iterations of the prize, presented by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (aka Ithra) in collaboration […]


UAE projects on World Architecture Festival awards shortlist

The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for its 2021 awards, celebrating buildings and landscapes completed across the world between 2019 and 2021 (a pandemic influenced time range that also reflects WAFX’s postponement from January this year to December). […]


Herman Miller has seven predictions for the future of work

Office furniture behemoth Herman Miller – which recently launched a Post-Pandemic Office Collection (their title) – has been thinking about how designers and their customers might see the office of the future (now there’s a phrase we thought we’d last […]


Auction art: no shortage of buyers for Christie’s

Christie’s first-half sales figures suggest that the global pandemic has been inconvenient rather than catastrophic for the auction market. Christie’s announced £2.5 billion in sales for the first half of 2021, up 13 percent on the first half of 2019 […]

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Fun times in Ajman

It’s starting to look as though an arts festival of some kind is a must-have for the image-conscious emirate – even the smallest. Ajman Tourism Development Department is to run the Al Murabbaa Arts Festival for ten days from the […]


Bulgari backs Dubai Culture’s talent

The Bulgari Contemporary Art Award is a new addition to the roster of opportuniites available to UAE-based artists. It’s not an open call, however, despite the promises that it will “support and inspire talents and empower them to be globally […]