Art

The Metamorphosis of DIFC?

Nesma Moharam’s winning piece for the ARTFIVEO open call has been unveiled at DIFC. Under the title Metamorphosis of Dubai, it’s a monumental mural 53 by 11m on the wall outside the nearly-completed ICD Brookfield […]

Architecture

50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty […]

Competition

Another Urban Arts Festival for Dubai

Curtin University Dubai, an Australian university with expat campuses in Malaysia, Singapore, and now Dubai, has just opened for business in International Academic City. It’s hoping to make some noise and also to brand itself […]

Architecture

Finding 50 to follow

magpie magazine is putting together its annual list of the 50 most exciting, innovative and stimulating people in the UAE who are active in design, performance and the arts. In January we’ll be publishing our […]

Art

Fats and Jo do Upfest

Upfest reckons to be the biggest street art festival in Europe. Hundreds of artists from around the world applied; only 300 (!) end up participating in the festival. This was our first time – and […]