ART OPENING | Iranian painter portrays faceless people in Dubai art gallery

These paintings are based on studies of the gestures of resistance and defiance. They are permanent records of the ‘faceless’ individuals who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Read More

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DUBAI REPORT | For first time, Middle East region sees a black light show

Black light shows usually come from the Czech Republic. Dubai, however, will see a spectacular show from a renowned Hungarian black light company, called Attraction, which is performing it for the first time in the UAE and the Middle East region Read More

VENICE BIENNIAL | United Arab Emirates selects Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem for 2013 national pavilion

Our founder, Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, is a passionate patron of the arts and a committed supporter of Emirati artists, and so it is with great pleasure that we are able to play a role in the program,” stated Dr Salvatore LaSpada, Executive Director of the Foundation. Read More

Iranian photographer zooms toward staged narrative in Dubai gallery

In a new exhibition in a Dubai gallery, entitled “Collage Tales,” Iranian photographer Arman Stephanian invokes the tradition of story telling by using photographic images to tell stories of past and present. Read More

Iranian painter fuses kabuki, Bosch, Persian folklore in Dubai solo show

Judging from Zad’s paintings in the catalogue, I would add that his work draws a great deal of its energy from the lush anarchy of the 15th-century paintings of Hieronymus Bosch Read More