What’s On in the UAE
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on April 12th, 2023
On View Now–
Azra Khamissa: Hand in Hand
April 10 - 19, 2023
Azra Khamissa is an artist and chiropractor based in the UAE. Her contemporary work with the art of Henna has contributed to henna culture, making it more approachable and appealing for the younger generation. She is currently working on her art practice, her henna brand and as a chiropractor in her fathers clinic.
Ishara Art Foundation
Notation on TimeUntil May 20th, 2023
Notations on Time is a group exhibition that explores the philosophical and political dimensions of time through the works of 20 contemporary artists from South Asia and its diaspora. Curated by Sandhini Poddar and Sabih Ahmed, the exhibition exists as a veritable laboratory of time, exploring art in notational, experimental and fragmentary forms.
Fabien Fryns Fine ArtUntil March 31, 2023
Charlie Lewis Marffy: No Man’s Land
Charlie Lewis Marffy (B.1989, England) is a painter, writer, and researcher from Devon who lives and works in London, UK. He attended Exeter School of Art and Plymouth University after which he graduated from the Royal College of Art. Charlie has held residencies in Holland (2015), Cuba (2015) and Singapore (Most notably at the Institute of Contemporary Arts). Upon the completion of his degree, he joined Fabien Fryns Fine Art in the summer of 2022. He is interested in a pictorial space that is true to the experience of living, breathing and failing. A ludic sensibility that points to something psychological and unresolved.
The Third LineUntil May 19, 2023
Anuar Khalifi: Mirror Ball
The Third Line presents their second solo exhibition with Spanish-Moroccan artist Anuar Khalifi. The exhibition, titled Mirror Ball, debuts a unique sculpture together with a series of richly detailed and vibrant paintings that continue the artist’s ongoing exploration into the complexities of personal identity and the experience of living between two worlds, both seen and unseen.
Jameel Arts Centre
Artist’s Rooms: Daniele GenadryUntil May 14th, 2023
Artist’s Rooms: Daniele Genadry presents Daniele Genadry’s work Blind Light (2017) in addition to new works based on her recent research in la Rochelle and Cassis, France and the Grand Canyon, USA. Genadry works with various media to examine how distance, light and movement affect visual experiences. Her practice focuses on the relationship between painting and photography, exploring the potential of an image to generate its own temporality (through light) and how a mediated field of vision can sensitize our perception.
Ramadan 2023 ProgramsUntil April 21st, 2023
During this holy month in 421, Abu Dhabi’s independent platform dedicated to supporting emerging creative practices, the community will be able to explore a variety of exciting, immersive sensory workshops and experiences that highlight mindfulness, community, and reflection through the Ramadan 2023 Programs including listening parties, outdoor night markets, drop-in creative workshops, stargazing excursions, community gatherings, and a supper club.
Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present
Until June 11, 2023
Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor and curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present (SB15) presents works from more than 150 artists, reflecting on Enwezor’s visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and established an ambitious intellectual project that has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world.
May 4 - September 24, 2023
Jameel Arts Centre
Tsuyoshi Hisakado: Polite Existence
Inspired by the laws of physics and mathematics, Tsuyoshi Hisakado’s multi-form practice questions the order of space, time, and other invisible forces that inform and shape our everyday lives. This is the artist’s first exhibition in the Middle East and South Asia, presenting a wide body of work using a variety of techniques and materials- including sound, light, sculpture, drawing, and large-scale immersive installations.
Almaha Jaralla: Seham
For her first solo exhibition at Tabari Artspace, Almaha Jaralla invites the audience to join her on a journey through Abu Dhabi’s constructed and social worlds from the 1980s until the present day. The visual artist has produced a series of mixed media works on canvas that depart from the artist’s own archival family portraits taken in Abu Dhabi during the 1980s. Jaralla understands these intimate portraits as a window into the essence of the city during a period of rapid social and physical transformation in the Gulf.
IntroductionUntil March 31st, 2023
A year in the making, Saif Mhaisen’s Introduction is the first show of a resident artist at Bayt AlMamzar. The exhibition reflects on time and attention, and features fourteen works on paper: charcoal portraits of the artist’s community in the UAE.
ICD Brookfield Place
Do Arabs Dream of Electric Sheep?February - March 2023
ICD Brookfield Place, the Dubai International Financial Centre, presents Do Arabs Dream of Electric Sheep?. It is a group exhibition featuring five works by Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Haitham Haddad, Meriem Bennani, Tracy Chahwan, and Walid Bouchouchi (Studio Akakir), ranging from films, texts and textiles to multimedia installations. Curated by Adam HajYahia, the exhibition explores and celebrates imaginative ways of seeing and understanding localities in the Arabic-speaking region beyond dominant historical narratives.
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