Analysis

A cultural free zone for Al Quoz

Dubai Culture has announced the implementation of the first phase of a large redevelopment plan for Al Quoz that formalises the Alserkal Avenue area as the centre of a new creative free zone “to attract […]

Festival

A new festival for Abu Dhabi: old meets new?

This December Abu Dhabi is getting a new city-centre festival, centred on the recently redeveloped Al Hosn area. Essentially it’s a replacement for the old Qasr Al Hosn Festival, which took place on some of […]

Competition

Ayyalah-inspired installation wins the Christo prize

The winner of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2019 is Sila, an architectural installation designed by AUS students Ibrahim Abdellatif, Falwah Alhouti, and Omer Al Raee. The installation – named after an Arabic term that […]

Art

Okwui Enwezor named as curator of 2021 Sharjah Biennial

The noted critic, writer and curator Okwui Enwezor (1963–2019) has been named as curator of the next Sharjah Biennial, opening in March 2021. The theme will be ‘Thinking Historically in the Present’. Okwui Enwezor sadly […]