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1900 Orient

16 January
La Galerie, Alliance Francaise
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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This unique collection of Orientalist paintings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, curated by Monda Gallery, offers an introduction to European Orientalism from France, Germany, Italy and Austria. The artists at La Galerie [...]

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Sara Naim: Building Blocks

16 January
The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Sara Naim’s second solo exhibition at The Third Line extends the artist’s preoccupation with micro images and dichotomies between proximity and distance into an examination of memory and cognitive associations. Building Blocks maps the cellular make [...]

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Jordan Nassar: For Your Eyes

16 January
The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Jordan Nassar’s first solo exhibition at The Third Line – and his debut in the Gulf – questions the effects of diaspora on cultural and mnemonic identity through a new series of hand-embroidered works. Executed [...]

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Arabic Manuscripts: Reality and Issues

16 January
Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates + Google Map
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The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi is organising what it believes to be the first-ever conference dedicated entirely to manuscripts (which seems unlikely, but we'll take their word for it). The conference [...]

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Muna Al Khajah: Harmony – Aesthetics of Ornamentation in Emirati Heritage

16 January
Sharjah Heritage Museum, Heritage Area
Sharjah,
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The Emirati artist’s work features decorative units of geometric and floral ornamentation in doors, windows and small spaces in walls and oriel windows – the kind of elements that are repeated in women’s adornments, such as [...]

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Comfort Zone I (Home)

16 January
VCUarts Qatar, Education City
Doha, Qatar
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A group show with Basma Alsharif, Khalid al Gharaballi and Setareh Shahbazi that considers what it means to be comfortable – so often a privilege that comes with wealth, access to education, and the right race, gender [...]

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7.30 pm

The Human Scale: dir Andreas Dalsgaard (2012)

16 January @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Warehouse421, Mina Zayed
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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For 40 years, the Danish architect Jan Gehl has systematically studied human behaviour in cities. His starting point was an interest in people rather than buildings – in what he called "life between buildings". His [...]

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