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Sikka Art Fair

16 March - 24 March
Al Fahidi Historical District Dubai, + Google Map
Free

Dubai Culture’s flagship event takes place from 16-24 March in Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, as usual. This 9th edition features "emerging regional talents" who were asked to work around the theme ‘An Open window to [...]

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Tashkeel at Sikka Art Fair

17 March - 24 March
Tashkeel House 10, Al Fahidi Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

Tashkeel's main contribution to this year's Sikka Art Fair is its exhibition The House of Failure. It's accompanied by a series of workshops and other sessions, all free and all at Tashkeel's Al Fahidi house: [...]

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Rhodiola

18 March
Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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Free

Alserkal Residency has selected 3 137 to curate Rhodiola, the first commission under Alserkal Avenue’s not-for-profit Alserkal Residency. Rhodiola, a project by Athens-based collective 3 137 – made up of artists Chrysanthi Koumianaki, former Alserkal [...]

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Shilpa Gupta and Zarina Hashmi: Altered Inheritances / Home is a Foreign Place

18 March
Ishara Art Foundation, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
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Alserkal Avenue has acquired another interesting arts institution: the Ishara Art Foundation opens its new art space there on 18 March with two floors of exhibition space. The opening show, Altered Inheritances: Home is a Foreign [...]

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Bernhard Buhmann: The Chaser, the Ambusher and the Fickle

18 March
Carbon 12 Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

Titled after the ghost characters from the classic arcade game Pac-Man, Bernhard Buhmann’s latest solo show dissects issues of identity and societal uncertainty in a world teetering at the edge of technological singularity. Using Pac-Man as [...]

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Art Week at Alserkal Avenue

18 March - 23 March

The usual week of exhibitions, commissions, artist talks, guest projects, screenings, and workshops takes place across the Avenue from 18-23 March, in conjunction with Dubai Art Week. There are more than 20 exhibition openings, guest projects [...]

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Stéphanie Saadé: The Encounter of the First and Last Particles of Dust

18 March
Grey Noise, Unit 24 Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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Stéphanie Saadé’s second solo show at Grey Noise features a new central work based on the carpet that covered the floor of the room that Saadé occupied as a teenager in her family home. She [...]

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Materialize

18 March
Warehouse 13, Alserkal Avenue Dubai, + Google Map
Free

Lawrie Shabibi's new temporary space just across from the gallery is staging Materialize – an eclectic group of works, including painting, sculpture and drawing from the 1980s on, by several of the artists that Lawrie Shabibi [...]

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4.00 pm

Arty Party

18 March @ 4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Akka Project, 6th Street, Warehouse 4, Al Quoz 3
Dubai,
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Free

Akka Project promises a "reunion of friendship and cross-cultural connections", based on design/performances by East  African ethical fashion brand Efro&Co (4pm) and Linda Hollier's #Interact2connect (ghostly prints on gauzy fabric that are intended to be seen [...]

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5.00 pm

Book Launch: Jitish Kallat

18 March @ 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm
The Majlis, The Yard, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
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Free

Nada Raza (Artistic Director of Ishara Art Foundation) leads a discussion about the art of Jitish Kallat and the 2018 monograph on his work that was edited by Natasha Ginwala and published by Mapin and [...]

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5.30 pm

DIFC Art Nights

18 March @ 5.30 pm - 10.00 pm
DIFC Gate Village Dubai, + Google Map
Free

Promises to "transport you into a world of creativity and inspiration" via "a unique fusion of art, culture and music" revolving around "the idea of the hidden artist you know". Sorry, that's as much information [...]

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6.00 pm

Galleries Night

18 March @ 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Alserkal Avenue Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

Always a fun evening as many of the Alserkal galleries have new shows and most stay open till 10pm.

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Hassan Sharif: Blue

18 March @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

Sharif’s third solo show at GIVDE celebrates the late artist’s highly individualistic approach to colour. Spanning multiple bodies of work – paintings, Objects, Boxes, Experiments and even semi-System-like pieces – Blue shows how the tireless [...]

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Heitham Adjina: Architecture of Being

18 March @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Showcase Gallery, Unit 35 Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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Free

This exhibition from the Dubai based Iraqi artist features work that tackles the philosophical and aesthetic wonders of time, place and humanity through paintings rife with allegorical symbolism. Pivotal scenes evoking the meaning of life, [...]

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Spring Break

18 March @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Custot Gallery Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

Custot's third  anniversary show is a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures by an impressive group of international artists – Etel Adnan, Ron Arad, Fernando Botero, Ian Davenport, Barry Flanagan, Richard Höglund, Lino Melano, Umberto [...]

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Kamrooz Aram: Arabesque

18 March @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Green Art Gallery Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

Over the years, Aram has developed a rich painterly language through which he has explored ornament and the decorative in the history and discourse of modern art. In this exhibition, his third solo show with [...]

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Tagreed Darghouth: Strange Fruit

18 March @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Tabari Artspace, Gate Village, Level 2, DIFC
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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Free

Tabari’s exhibition for Art Week is the first solo exhibition for Tagreed Darghouth in Dubai. The works on display juxtapose pastoral landscapes populated with Palestine’s ubiquitous olive trees and images depicting the destruction and violence [...]

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7.00 pm

Sheikh Rashid & Dubai 1962

18 March @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Empty Quarter Gallery, Gate Village, Bldg 02, DIFC
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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Free

A collection of black and white photographs taken in 1962 by Japanese photographer Y. Kawashima. He was in the Trucial States, today’s United Arab Emirates, to report for the Sankei Shimbun newspaper. Kawashima was enchanted [...]

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7.30 pm

GPP Talks with Hussain AlMoosawi: Facade to Facade

18 March @ 7.30 pm - 19 March @ 8.30 pm
Gulf Photo Plus, Unit D36 Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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Free, but preregister

Talk by and Q&A with the Emirati communication designer and photographer Hussain AlMoosawi, a specialist in the urban landscape of the UAE, whose exhibition Facade to Facade is currently showing in the GPP Gallery (to [...]

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8.00 pm

Meet the Parents

18 March @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Courtyard Playhouse, Street 4B, Al Quoz 1
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Free, but contribution welcome

New from the Courtyard for 2019 – a guest's real-life stories are explored and re-enacted on the spot. "This is the most honest and challenging creation by the Courtyard Playhouse to date" says the blurb. It's followed [...]

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