Expo 2020 Dubai: our top 10 picks

There’s obviously a lot to see at Expo 2020 Dubai – more than 200 pavilions, up to 60 live events each day, and enough ideas to keep you buzzing for a few months. And there’s a lot of art and […]


Jury for Dubai’s Bulgari Contemporary Art Award

The jury for the Bulgari Contemporary Art Award has been named. The award, run jointly by Dubai Culture and the Italian luxury brand Bulgari, will be given to one artist from a shortlist produced by Dubai Culture; the winning work […]

Art market

Contemporary art market bounces back

The market for contemporary art clocked up $2.7 billion in sales between June 2020 and June 2021, according to the Artprice annual report – based on results from Fine Art public auctions, covering works (paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints, NFTs, […]


Asking questions about design in the region

Love That Design, a Dubai-based B2B interior design platform, has just published a survey of the local design ecosystem. It offers qualitative as well as quantitive assessment of responses from a broad range of players in what looks like mostly […]

Art Fair

Abu Dhabi Art makes some new friends

Abu Dhabi Art has unveiled a Friends initiative, designed “to facilitate new models of public cultural philanthropy” and “help support the dynamic art eco-system in the UAE”. More than 40 local art enthusiasts have signed up (we count 43, in […]

Creative economy

Yas Creative Hub nears completion with 93 percent let

twofour54 says that its Yas Creative Hub – “the home for Abu Dhabi’s media, gaming and entertainment sector” (sectors?) – has reached 95 percent completion and the first units will be ready to hand over to tenants by the end […]


Vantage Point Sharjah 9 awards

Sharjah Art Foundation announced the winners of its inaugural photography prize at the opening of Vantage Point Sharjah 9 (VPS9) in Al Hamriyah Studios. Presenting works by 53 photographers from 30 countries ad selected from more than 500 entries, the […]


Expo’s Terra gets some Collishaw magic

Equinox, an animated sculpture by British artist Mat Collishaw, is going to be one of the stars of Expo 2020 Dubai. It has just been unveiled at the Grimshaw-designed Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion. Equinox is a 3D moving installation […]