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Art for all

Mark your calendars for Quoz Arts Fest 2019, which returns to Alserkal Avenue on January 25 and 26 with activities for visitors of all ages. Tucked away in Dubai’s Al Quoz district is a buzzing hub making waves across the region for its unique approach to art and culture. Since...
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Freedom of expression

Whether in the form of striking sculptures or colourful murals, the varied and vast public spaces across the UAE provide the perfect canvas for artists to showcase their creativity. For centuries, it seemed the only way an artist could gain recognition for their work was to have their creations displayed in...
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Artistic expression at Coya Dubai

Head to Coya Dubai to experience the UAE’s first biophonic art exhibition as the works of Egyptian artist Hassan Jallal find a temporary home at the hip Peruvian haunt. Entitled Metamorphosis: Breathing Light, this latest collection showcases the artist’s pioneering technique to use light sources and geometry to bring the...
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Bakhodir Jalal’s art at Andakulova Gallery

The first publication of its kind featuring the life and work of Uzbekistan artist Bakhodir Jalal launched last month at Andakulova Gallery in Dubai. Entitled Bakhodir Jalal: A Line to Eternity, the book offers a retrospective spanning five decades of the artist’s work. Discover some of the featured pieces on...
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Grand designs

Concierge meets Rawan Kashkoush, creative director of Dubai Design Week, to chat about the upcoming festival. The arrival of autumn signals a shift in Dubai’s creative calendar. The emirate begins to buzz with new exhibitions, gallery openings, art events and more – and the biggest of them all is the annual...
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Worth a thousand words. Abu Dhabi Art

Abu Dhabi Art returns to the capital this month for its 10th edition, promising a packed programme of engaging exhibitions, creative workshops, public talks and live performances. In recent years, the UAE capital has attracted the world’s attention to its thriving arts and culture scene, captivating both art lovers and artists...
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Exploring Japan

In collaboration with Musée d’Orsay, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s latest exhibition Japanese Connections: The Birth of Modern Décor features 50 paintings, prints and folding screens exploring the artistic and cultural links between Japan and France. Highlighting the works of 12 French and Japanese artists, the showcase, which runs until November 24,...
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Taking flight

Following appearances in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Singapore, Egypt and Kuwait, the famous Wings of Mexico sculpture has arrived in Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat. Created by Mexican artist Jorge Marí, the artwork has become a symbol of the nation’s ‘hopes and dreams’. The installation has also inspired an...
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Art for all

Based at The Workshop, which also houses a café and design studio, the recently renovated Fann A Porter is a contemporary gallery in Dubai’s Jumeirah 2 district dedicated to supporting emerging local and international artists. Current exhibition Spectrums in Memory by Nidal Khaddour, running until October 27, explores human perception,...
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Take to the streets

Engaging and thought-provoking, discover some of the best places to immerse yourself in the UAE's growing urban art scene. Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi This impressive 600-metre mural runs parallel to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street. Commissioned by Aldar Properties, the collection of work  pays homage to the UAE's heritage...
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