The National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale Di Venezia manages the UAE’s participation in the Venice Biennale, considered by many to be the most prominent of exhibitions for contemporary art, architecture and film.
Ahmed Mater will launch his most recent book, Desert of Pharan: Unofficial Histories of The Mass Expansion of Mecca, published by Lars Muller Publishing. The launch will be accompanied by an exhibition from the same series, curated by ATHR, a contemporary art platform in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Sudarshan Shetty presents Shoonya Ghar, a new film that continues his exploration of the cycles of life and death and investigates the symbolism and theatricality inherent in ritual. Alongside it a Marquette of the sculpture that was exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi and Biennale of Sydney will be displayed.
Ammar Al Attar’s project Plaza Cinema stems from the artist’s efforts to rescue old filmstrips, movie posters and ephemera from decommissioned theatres in the UAE. These aging movie-houses are touchstones of Dubai’s modern history and places of deep personal meaning and memory for residents.
Woven Heritage (نسيج ثقافي) - under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance and President of Zayed University, is an international exhibition of fine art printmaking which explores the concept of sharing and discovering unique cultures around the world.
Fully Booked premieres in 2017 as the only art book fair in the United Arab Emirates. The fair will serve as a platform to consider the medium of the artist book as a “multi-site”—a tactile, portable and accessible form.
The Aga Khan Foundation will host an exhibition featuring work from the six winners of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture,
Carbon 12 is proud to present Sara Rahbar’s fourth solo show in Dubai. Sara Rahbar is an artist who embraces activism and uncomfortable subject matter, working to expand the individual acts of violence she has experienced into universal ones, to amplify the sufferings of humanity through her chosen materials.
The ikonhouse retail concept was opened in Dubai on the basis of the founder’s passion and belief in the benefits of refined and connected living; where minimalist original branded designer furniture, lighting, home automation and home cinemas come together to create ultimate living experiences.
Custot Gallery Dubai, founded by Stéphane Custot, opened in March 2016 in the heart of Alserkal Avenue, the city’s hub for arts. The gallery showcases modern and contemporary artists such as Josef Albers, Chu teh-Chun, Ian Davenport, Jean Dubuffet, Nicolas de Staël, Barry Flanagan, Peter Halley, Robert Indiana, Jedd Novatt, Marc Quinn, Pablo Reinoso, James Rosenquist, Pierre Soulages, Frank Stella and Bernar Venet.
After establishing B21 Gallery in 2006, one of the first contemporary art spaces in the UAE, Isabelle van den Eynde launched her eponymous space in Dubai's Alserkal Avenue in 2010, representing a pluralistic roster of artists from the Middle East and North Africa.