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Reel Palestine

18 January - 26 January
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
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AED 50

Reel Palestine was set up by group of friends in Dubai in 2014 and launched its first pop-up festival in January 2015 with the purpose of showing Palestinian culture and tenacity through film, submerging viewers [...]

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Sharjah Film Platform (SFP) 

18 January - 26 January
[various Sharjah locations]
AED 15

This new annual film festival from Sharjah Art Foundation runs from 18-26 January and looks like a useful indie/arts-oriented alternative to the mainstream film festivals in Dubai (now apparently suspended) and Abu Dhabi (long deceased). [...]

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Hussein El Ezaby: Beyond – a Myth of Light and Dark

21 January
COYA Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Free

Coya Dubai opens its 2019 art season with a show of unique conceptual works by the veteran artist and architect. El Ezaby’s vibrant glow-in-the-dark work is inspired by a background in theatre design that encouraged him [...]

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Mohammed Joha: Fabric of Memory

21 January
Tabari Artspace, Gate Village, Level 2, DIFC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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An exhibition curated by Joha's fellow Palestinian Hazem Harb that draws together a selection of works by Mohammed Joha on themes of displacement, cultural malaise, dystopia, and identity. Joha's surrealist paintings might seem vibrant and playful, [...]

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10.00 am

Art history lecture: Modernism in the 19th century

21 January @ 10.00 am - 11.00 am
Alliance Française Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates + Google Map
AED 45

The 19th century saw a flood of innovation in just about every sphere of activity – including art. New ways of painting and new subjects were exercised through romanticism, symbolism, academism, impressionism, postimpressionism ... This [...]

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6.00 pm

The Magical Number Two, Plus or Minus 7

21 January @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Meem Gallery, Al Quoz
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Free

This three-artist exhibition considers the complexities of memory; it takes its title from a landmark 1956 paper by George A. Miller in Psychological Review, discussing short-term memory and the storage of memories. For Asma Khoory, [...]

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7.30 pm

The Housemaid (Hanyo): dir Kim Ki-young (1960)

21 January @ 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates + Google Map

A torrent of obsession, revenge, and betrayal is unleashed in this venomous melodrama from South Korean master Kim Ki-young. Thrilling and at times jaw-dropping, this is the story of the devastating effect an unstable housemaid [...]

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8.00 pm

The Fridge Concert Series 28: Thanae Pachiyannaki

21 January @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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AED 50

Thanae Pachiyannaki is the Greek/Omani lead singer of the established Muscat band Pulse and Soul but here showcasing her solo work with songs from a newish album; expect an energetic stage presence and a soulful sound inspired [...]

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