<![CDATA[Art]]> http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art en_US en_US Abstraction is all about reality for artist Samia Halaby http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/abstraction-is-all-about-reality-for-artist-samia-halaby Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:08:20 GMT 6FC35764-1C67-49F8-ABE6-59FD5BA0D518 2014-04-15T14:08:20Z Indie filmmaker Desiree Akhavan is riding high on a wave of unexpected success http://www.thenational.ae/indie-filmmaker-desiree-akhavan-is-riding-high-on-a-wave-of-unexpected-success Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:47:42 GMT 34818E96-715C-4A0B-AD26-931CC7044649 2014-04-10T12:47:42Z A sound of freedom: a compilation of Mestre Cupijó’s music introduces the Brazilian fusion of escaped slaves http://www.thenational.ae/a-sound-of-freedom-a-compilation-of-mestre-cupijs-music-introduces-the-brazilian-fusion-of-escaped-slaves Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:37:21 GMT 3B8FD7D4-8C46-4266-8691-30D88ABA0410 2014-04-10T12:37:21Z Sueraya Shaheen photo archive of Middle Eastern artists on display in the US http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/sueraya-shaheen-photo-archive-of-middle-eastern-artists-on-display-in-the-us Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:10:56 +GMT 35B2BE55-1265-4CBB-91DB-05D3F79DF4F1 2014-04-09T17:10:56Z In pictures: Portraits of rising Middle Eastern artists by Sueraya Shaheen http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/artists/in-pictures-portraits-of-rising-middle-eastern-artists-by-sueraya-shaheen Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:52:35 +GMT 7B1C9F10-C3A3-4C0E-81C3-57D716C56C9A 2014-04-09T15:52:35Z Deconstructing carpets and culture http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/deconstructing-carpets-and-culture Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:28:03 +GMT ABAF7854-F0C8-49D5-9A89-347222318930 2014-04-08T14:28:03Z Jeddah exhibition showcases extensive, impressive Saudi art http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/jeddah-exhibition-showcases-extensive-impressive-saudi-art Mon, 7 Apr 2014 15:40:29 +GMT 51EB6679-970E-4B06-804F-70C579F0A124 2014-04-07T15:40:29Z A taste of Middle East Now in Florence, Italy http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/music/a-taste-of-middle-east-now-in-florence-italy Sun, 6 Apr 2014 14:54:44 +GMT 511DA5FD-944F-44EF-A8FB-EA6A93A9674F 2014-04-06T14:54:44Z Emiratis are designing for the future – but with an eye on the past http://www.thenational.ae/emiratis-are-designing-for-the-future-but-with-an-eye-on-the-past

For designers, inspiration can come at any time and in any place. Typically, the creative process starts with a drawing, but when Kholoud Sharafi welcomed ­Kieren Jones into her Dubai studio, it wasn’t pen and paper the designers reached for, it was food.

Sharafi presented Jones, a Welshman on his first visit to the UAE, with a display of traditional Emirati hospitality and a meal – eaten on the studio floor – of salted fish maleh biryani, chicken saluna and prawn biryani. All of Sharafi’s colleagues were invited.

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Richard Strauss’s Woman Without a Shadow draws on some old family scores http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/music/richard-strausss-woman-without-a-shadow-draws-on-some-old-family-scores Thu, 3 Apr 2014 12:34:06 +GMT D5E7B693-BA95-4D4C-89FF-81886EF1FBD5 2014-04-03T12:34:06Z In Pictures: Slavs & Tatars exhibit in Dubai http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/in-pictures-slavs-tatars-exhibit-in-dubai Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:27:56 +GMT C3BB0DF4-5E28-4979-83BD-3540DB4C1831 2014-04-02T16:27:56Z Slavs and Tatars exhibit at The Third Line in Dubai strive to liberate words and art http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/slavs-and-tatars-exhibit-at-the-third-line-in-dubai-strive-to-liberate-words-and-art Tue, 1 Apr 2014 14:12:11 +GMT D1D58216-1FCE-4052-B76A-D08543D065FE 2014-04-01T14:12:11Z In pictures: Middle East Film and Comic Con 2014 is coming http://www.thenational.ae/in-pictures-middle-east-film-and-comic-con-2014-is-coming Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:58:24 +GMT EC5D6183-5B27-4AF2-90C7-242E2330821B 2014-04-01T15:58:24Z In pictures: Kurt Cobain’s last photo shoot exhibited in Paris http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/in-pictures-kurt-cobains-last-photo-shoot-exhibited-in-paris Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:16:19 GMT 6BFFE542-122E-46FA-9237-3136EAE18D57 2014-03-29T13:16:19Z Emirati artist’s love of UAE royals led her to create almost 1,000 portraits http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/emirati-artists-love-of-uae-royals-led-her-to-create-almost-1-000-portraits Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:28:34 GMT D80AC32A-6CDF-42FF-9CFC-A778148A6B9D 2014-03-28T21:28:34Z World history told in 100 ways to come to UAE http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/world-history-told-in-100-ways-to-come-to-uae Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:52:28 GMT 8D1D528D-B71E-41FF-B7DF-D5E05BA42ED4 2014-03-27T08:52:28Z In pictures: Gustav Klimt light exhibit in France http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/in-pictures-gustav-klimt-light-exhibit-in-france Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:11:20 GMT D64DF1F5-5AEF-4F1A-9010-306A2B3E751E 2014-03-26T15:11:20Z Classical guitar star Miloš Karadaglic is full of pluck http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/music/classical-guitar-star-milo-karadaglic-is-full-of-pluck Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:11:52 GMT B3B0D0F4-9968-4653-AB39-264F159A745D 2014-03-25T14:11:52Z In pictures: Hindu epic Ramayana goes online http://www.thenational.ae/in-pictures-hindu-epic-ramayana-goes-online Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:41:05 GMT 220F9644-1735-434B-B43E-2DBB6F472433 2014-03-25T13:41:05Z Take a proper gander at the art and power of propaganda http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/take-a-proper-gander-at-the-art-and-power-of-propaganda Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:47:15 GMT E6CD0341-4797-4B36-8EC6-9324210F7DED 2014-03-24T15:47:15Z