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Pose + Revok: First show in the Middle East

Anna Seaman   |  April 24, 2014

American graffiti artists Pose + Revok will be making their first appearance in the region tonight. The famed pair, who have had sold out shows in Miami, New York and Detroit are hot property in the US and tonight, by invitation only, you will be able to see an exhibition of their work in Dubai.The artists, who... Read more

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An all-Emirati show at Cuadro, DIFC

Anna Seaman   |  April 23, 2014

With a series of paintings on bed linen, Noor Al Suwaidi has attempted to capture the moment between waking and sleeping in her latest series currently on display in Cuadro in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). With wandering lines that begin out of focus and become more accentuated as they near the surface, ... Read more

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Art works go on display at The Galleria

Anna Seaman   |  April 22, 2014

Two pieces of art from leading Emirati artists will be displayed in The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi until May 14. Point of View, by Jalal Luqman resembles haphazard stacks of boxes from multiple perspectives, but from the optimal position they can be seen to spell the word ‘Allah’. It talks... Read more

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British Museum director to give talk in Abu Dhabi

Anna Seaman   |  April 21, 2014

Neil MacGregor, the director of the British Museum will be addressing audiences on Saadiyat Island tomorrow night as part of the official opening of A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition. In a talk titled “Unlocking Objects”, MacGregor will be pinpointing a few of the historical objects in the ... Read more

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An eggsciting eggshibition

Anna Seaman   |  April 17, 2014

A collection of 18 fibre glass eggs will go on display tonight at the Sofitel hotel on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche in order to raise funds for the Make A Wish Foundation. Titled the ‘Break an Egg Campaign’, the exhibtion is a collaboration with the artists of Abu Dhabi Art Hub who have come together... Read more

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Coming soon: A4 community space

Anna Seaman   |  April 16, 2014

We are looking forward to the official launch of the new community space in Alserkal Avenue next week. A4 is a warehouse space with seating, wifi and a marvellous little cafe with delicious sandwiches and juices.There is also a boutique store with concept goodies, a small screening room in the back and a cute little... Read more

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Emirati artist Budour Al Ali creates a painting from scratch

Anna Seaman   |  April 15, 2014

Budour Al Ali is an Emirati portrait painter whose paintings of Arabian horses and sheikhs hang in hotel lobbies and in the majlises of Abu Dhabi’s VIPs and has won several awards for her work including those of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. For the sixth anniversary edition of The... Read more

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Nature’s Duet at Farjam Foundation

Anna Seaman   |  April 15, 2014

Last week, I paid a well overdue visit to the Farjam Foundation and was really moved by the delicate balance of the show. Nature’s Duet is a dual exhibition by Jorge Mayet, a Cuban aritst who lives in exile in Mallorca and Daisuke Ohba, an emerging Japanese artist who is gaining international recognition.... Read more

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Art Brussels: Gallery IVDE

Anna Seaman   |  April 14, 2014

The final part of our Art Brussels series sheds light on Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde, who will be bringing two of our home-grown favourites to Europe’s most prestigious contemporary art fair in ten days time.Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif are pioneers in the field of contemporary art and alongside the... Read more

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Hazem Harb completes his painting on The Beach, JBR

Anna Seaman   |  April 13, 2014

For 10 hours a day, he has been working on the painting since Wednesday and last night, Hazem Harb completed this geometric abstract image from his Al Baseera series. It not only draws a close to the Live Artist Window that has been running at The Beach leisure destination on JBR since the beginning of the month, but... Read more

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