x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Our top exhibitions this week: pop art Saatchi Gallery in London and more

This week's notable exhibitions also include the fantastical realism of Arik Brauer and an Emirati exhibition in Dubai.

Investigate Arik Brauer in Vienna. Courtesy Arik Brauer
Investigate Arik Brauer in Vienna. Courtesy Arik Brauer
Why pop art was not just a western movement
It is widely regarded as the most significant art movement of the last century. Pop art uses well-known imagery from everyday life and the mass media to reflect on the world. Now a new exhibition in London brings together 250 works by 110 artists from the US to China and the former Soviet bloc, showing that it was not simply a western movement. Post Pop: East Meets West runs at the Saatchi Gallery in London until February 23. For more information visit www.saatchigallery.com.
Explore the sound of Emirati artist's paper works
In his first solo exhibition following his participation in the 55th Venice Biennale, Mohammed Kazem examines themes of subjectivity and experience. At the heart of the exhibition in Dubai are 24 works on paper that render Indonesian masks, hard-carved bowls and African figurines as a series of bumps and reliefs scratched into paper. Sound of Objects runs at the
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde until January 4. For more information visit www.ivde.net.
Fantastic realism in the style of the Old Masters
Arik Brauer is one of the main players of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, which after the Second World War ­defined post-war modernism. With his bizarre and fantastical shapes in the style of the Old Masters, Brauer's work captures the imagination. This exhibition in Austria brings together 100 paintings, graphic works and sculptures and marks the artist's 85th birthday, which falls in January. Arik Brauer runs at the Leopold Museum until February 15. For more information visit www.leopoldmuseum.org.