Mark Your Calendar for June

Here is June’s events and exhibitions list happening throughout the month, this list is updated regularly so keep checking, scroll down to see the latest as events and exhibitions are listed per date ascendingly. To check ongoing exhibitions from May, click here. In addition to the monthly list, I will add “What’s On?!” a link to most…

Art Dubai 2015 And Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2015 Announces Open Calls

Art Dubai Announces Dates for its Ninth Edition‏ & Open Call for Application   Art Dubai, the leading international art fair in the Middle East and South Asia, announced that its ninth edition will take place March 18-21, 2015, at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh…

Top Destination: From Beirut to NYC | From Syria to Beirut & DXB

I was going to write about art season ending and summer vacation and all that romantic things we usually say to welcome summer. But I erased it all, not that I am against summer-love but I just spent 10 days in craziest city in the Middle East, Istanbul and getting all adrenaline rush! There, I…

Reza Aramesh: The Whistle of the Soul, A Play That Never Starts

Written by: Rania Jishi (Dubai)* Between the beauty of the sculpture, and the unfortunate truth behind it, I wondered. Is the man standing tall in an attempt to defy the humiliation forced upon him? Or is he standing tall as a denial of the fact that he accepted, willingly, the humiliation?   Dubai’s busy lifestyle makes…

Mohammed Omar Khalil: Printmaking Allows You To Go Beyond Boundaries

  In January 2014, I recommended his retrospective in Bahrain by Albareh Art Gallery as “Top Destination” and honestly felt disappointed that I couldn’t attend it. When I ran into Albareh Art Gallery Director Hayfa Aljishi in Art Dubai last March she told me “CAP Kuwait is bringing Khalil’s retrospective in April, so make sure…