All posts tagged: #dubai

A Lens on History

A new exhibition at Dubai Design District this Art Week creates a stunning overview of the history of global photography through more than 750 works The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) is expanding its programming during Art Week, which runs from March 16 to 19, bringing to Dubai Design […]

Dubai Photo Exhibition 2016

For its inaugural edition in 2016, Dubai Photo exhibition reveals a diversity in global photography by showcasing artwork from 23 countries, selected by 18 curators. Organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) and held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, […]

Mario Testino’s Muses

The first exhibition of work by world-renowned photographer Mario Testino in the Middle East casts a light on decades of creative celebrity portraits Dubai The Dubai arts scene is hotting up and world famous photographer Mario Testino has his finger on the pulse. HEAT is the first exhibition of Testino’s work in the Middle East […]

The World Meets Here

French art dealer and gallerist Stéphane Custot establishes a permanent presence in Alserkal Avenue Dubai This March, Custot Gallery will open its doors in Dubai as part of Alserkal Avenue’s ambitious expansion. The space debuts with The World Meets Here, a group exhibition including a 1966 pinstripe maze by Frank Stella, a Robert Indiana sculpture […]

A Stitch in Time

New York-based Turkish artist Sermin Kardestuncer shows new works after a hiatus of more than a decade at Dubai’s XVA Gallery Dubai Sermin Kardestuncer believes that titles are too prescriptive, and consequently her first solo show at XVA Gallery is unnamed, as are the distinctive multimedia works it encompasses. The New York-based Turkish artist’s highly […]

A Bigger, More International Ayyam

Since it first opened in Alserkal Avenue in 2008, Ayyam Gallery has gone from strength to strength. Now the Samawi cousins are expanding their Dubai premises and diversifying their line-up Dubai by Laura Egerton When cousins Khaled and Hisham Samawi moved into Alserkal Avenue’s Unit 11 in 2008, they were the first gallerists to spot […]

Seeing Triple

Dubai’s Cuadro Gallery ran three distinct solo shows simultaneously this winter, presenting a trio of artistic visions of the UAE Dubai This winter, Cuadro Gallery presented three simultaneous yet distinct solo shows from the next generation of Emirati artists — Nasir Nasrallah, Ammar Al Attar and Zeinab Al Hashemi. The three bodies of work, on show from […]

Capturing Moments of Transition

Photographer Rania Matar works with girls and women to capture moments of physical and mental change between one state of being and another DUBAI Rania Matar is entranced by the liminal moments that girls and women experience over the course of the life cycle, from the foal-like first confidence of puberty and contrasting sharp-edged insecurity, […]

Masterpiece Theater

Opera Gallery’s “Icons of Art II” brings magnificent artworks to Dubai For the second year in a row, Dubai’s Opera Gallery is staging an impressive exhibit featuring artworks by some of the 20th century’s most revered artists. Titled “Icons of Art II” and taking place at Opera Gallery’s DIFC location, the show includes works by […]

An Avenue for the Arts

Dubai Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue has cemented its status as the heart of the city’s cultural scene with a spate of new galleries, design hubs and restaurants Great news: Dubai’s cultural heart has doubled in size. Alserkal Avenue, the home of many of the city’s major galleries, has welcomed 14 new creative concepts and organisations as […]