When the name Dubai is mentioned, what comes to the mind is the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa and other sky scrapers. In the recent decade, it has emerged as a special art center not just in the Middle East, but the entire globe. Here are the most important Dubai art events you should know about.
The Amir Hossein Zanjari
Salsali Private Museum established the exhibition by Amir Hossein Zanjari that runs from April to August every year.
This exhibition features unique expressionist style painting on international philosophy about submission to power.
The exhibition has become a unique attraction as people come to experience soldiers on parade, military marches that demonstrate different situations of conflict and submission to power. The exhibitions also have many small pieces of faces of soldiers from all over the world.
Made in Tashkeel
This is a yearly exhibition organized by Tashkeel, a not-for-profit organization. It runs from early June to end of August showcasing the work of Tashkeel’s member’s works that range from conceptual art, digital art, print making, and analog photography.
The show brings together Dubai based artists and international designers such as Afra bin Dhaher, Amartey Golding, and Rube Sanchez. The exhibition was started in 2008 to respond to many commercial galleries and functions as a function of facilitating cross-cultural dialogue on art, design, and experimentation.
Starting from the end of June to end of August, the Downtown Ramadan brings unique thoughts of art and design in Dubai. It is hosted by different art centers and brings unique paintings by selected artists. The art work includes diverse works on poetry, evocative landscapes, and vibrant calligraphy. Others include abstract work and religion.
The exhibition targets celebrating Islamic Arts and culture with special focus on the holy month of Ramadan. Some of the top artists in previous shows included Salva Rasool, Samir Malik, and Peter Gould.