Arab World

Shows

Mohammed Kazem’s Raw Data in Sharjah

Mohammed Kazem’s Raw Data in Sharjah

Posted November 25th, 2013

Arab World, Contemporary Art, Installations, Media Art, Shows

The exhibition “Raw Data (1999-2013)” at the Maraya Art Centre is the latest project by leading Emirati artist, Mohammed Kazem. At the opening ceremony Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi and Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi were briefed by the artist on the “Raw… Read More

News

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens on 2 December 2015

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens on 2 December 2015

Posted November 21st, 2013

Arab World, Museums, News

” It’s official: the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be opening on UAE’s National Day, 2 December 2015,” reports The Art Newpaper. “Aurélie Filippetti, the French minister of culture, made the announcement at the opening of Abu Dhabi Art on 19 November. She was there with… Read More

Science

The Book of Secrets by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi

The Book of Secrets by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Arab World, Art History, Books, Calligraphy, Science

The Book of Secrets was copied in 1266 (in Toledo) from an original dating back to the eleventh century by the Andalusian engineer Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi. It is an extraordinarily important manuscript in the field of the history of science, because it represents one of… Read More

Shows

Looking at Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari

Looking at Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari

Posted July 30th, 2013

Arab World, Contemporary Art, Lebanon, Shows

Working in photography, film, video, installation, and performance, Beirut-based artist Akram Zaatari has built a complex, compelling body of work that explores the state of image-making today. One of the founders of the Arab Image Foundation, which aims to track down and preserve photos from… Read More

Shows

First group show of Emirati artists in UK at Sotheby’s

First group show of Emirati artists in UK at Sotheby’s

Posted July 23rd, 2013

Arab World, Contemporary Art, Shows

Until 9th August 2013 Sotheby’s London hosts in its New Bond Street galleries the first-ever group exhibition comprising 12 works by important established and also emerging artists from the United Arab Emirates curated by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF). Originally curated to accompany… Read More

Shows

First group show of Emirati artists in UK at Sotheby's

First group show of Emirati artists in UK at Sotheby's

Posted July 23rd, 2013

Arab World, Contemporary Art, Shows

Until 9th August 2013 Sotheby’s London hosts in its New Bond Street galleries the first-ever group exhibition comprising 12 works by important established and also emerging artists from the United Arab Emirates curated by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF). Originally curated to accompany… Read More

Videos

Videos from the Global Art Forum 2013

Videos from the Global Art Forum 2013

Posted May 22nd, 2013

Arab World, Contemporary Art, Talks, Videos

Featuring commissioned projects and research, as well as six days of live talks, the Global Art Forum brought together a diverse line-up of participants, including artists, curators, musicians, strategists, thinkers and writers. Founded and produced by Art Dubai, Global Art Forum was presented by the… Read More

News

The Louvre’s unspent €25m from Abu Dhabi

The Louvre’s unspent €25m from Abu Dhabi

Posted May 7th, 2013

Arab World, France, Museums, News

A letter leaked to French newspaper Libération reveals not all has been well between emirati and French authorities. Ten days before the 200 works of art bought so far for the Louvre Abu Dhabi went on show on Saadiyat Island last month the paper. “The… Read More

Videos

Visual Arabia 2013

Visual Arabia 2013

Posted May 3rd, 2013

Animation, Arab World, Calligraphy, Design, Videos

Most excellent website “Watch the titles” is taking a look at Visual Arabia 2013, the gathering of creatives in the field of design, illustration, animation and photography which took place for the first time on March 20, 2013 in Dubai: “Visual Arabia 2013 was born… Read More