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iTi Conference and Dubai Impro Fringe

5 November
Courtyard Playhouse, Street 4B, Al Quoz 1
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Free

Every two years the International Theatresports Institute (iTi) – the organisation that has built a community of improvisers who work with Keith Johnstone’s improvisational techniques – holds an international conference, and this year it's in Dubai. This celebration of improvisational theatre at the Courtyard (which further cements its reputation as the local go-to centre for improv) features 20 […]

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Bahman Kiarostam: Photo Riahi

5 November
Warehouse 46, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
Free

This pop-up exhibition features works from the Photo Riahi archive and accompanies a book of the same name. Kiarostami interviewed Mohammed Khazrai, the grandson of the founder, and his mother, Mrs Riahi, who fell in love with photography as a girl and who persuaded her husband and son to join her in the business; her […]

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Heriot-Watt University: Generative Shelter

5 November
Warehouse 47, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
Free

This pop-up exhibition aims to experiment with strategies that could improve and create innovative shelter design and could inspire solutions of similar problems. The 'generative shelter' is capable of adapting to a given precinct; it does not possess a specific morphology, but rather a design sensibility that parallels the evolutionary principles followed in nature. To 18 November.

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showCACE: I remember an endless space

5 November
Warehouse 61, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
Free

A pop-up exhibition of innovative projects and artworks from young Emirati artists and designers at Zayed University’s College of Arts & Creative Enterprises (CACE).  Curated by Walter Willems, it aims to engage new audiences, and encourage dialogue on how the role of art and design reflects on social issues and lifestyle in the UAE.

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12.00 pm

Alserkal Residency Open House

5 November @ 12.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Concrete, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
Free

Discover the Alserkal Residency space, meet the artists who are part of the inaugural cycle, and see where they will work while in residence. At 6:30pm there's a talk titled Origin Destination: Placing practice in non-place times: Conversations with the inaugural Alserkal Residents 2017. It will be led by Alserkal Residency Selection Committee member Uzma Z. Rizvi who […]

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6.00 pm

Ian Davenport: Cascade

5 November @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Custot Gallery Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Free

In this, his first solo show in Dubai, Ian Davenport’s meticulous technique plays with timing and chance, allowing carefully selected chromatic palettes to flow down to the bottom of the painting and emphasising the materiality and liquidity of his work. In two new large-scale works, ‘Mirrored Place’ (2017) and ‘Cobalt Blue Water’ (2017), Davenport has […]

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Tarek Al-Ghoussein: Al Sawaber

5 November @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Free

The name of Tarek Al-Ghoussein’s third solo exhibition in Dubai refers to a housing complex in Kuwait slated for demolition; Tarek’s new body of work documents forgotten spaces specific to a historical moment in urban development and the vestiges of lives once lived there. His framing of the interiors heightens the tension between the standardised apartments and […]

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