ArtintheCity's ArtAlert 1 April 2011
Art In The City Newsletter ART ALERT ISSUE #8 01/04/2011
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In other news, the theme and artists for this year's UAE Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale have now been announced. Our next edition of the ArtMap, released in May, will have a special Venice Biennale focus so stay posted for this!
It's that time of year again for the Gulf Film Festival, now in its fourth year. The Festival will bring audiences some of the best films being made in the region and beyond, and will also have a special showcase of legendary filmmaker Gérard Courant.
At Ayyam Gallery in DIFC the exhibition 'Trees and The High Rising City' will continue throughout April, showcasing the abstract paintings of the seminal Palestinian artist Samia Halaby. We spoke to Halaby about her new work and her approach to abstraction.
In Abu Dhabi 'Splendours of Mesopotamia' is now open, inviting us to contemplate the wonders of Mesopotamia's rich history through over 200 ancient treasures, as well as a series of talks and workshops programmed around the exhibition.
An exciting collaboration also approaches, which will see over 100 musicians and artists from the UAE join to perform. Movement is conceptualised by Dubai-based singer /songwriter Gayathri and there will be an open call for creatives coming up at thejamjar on 13 April 2011.
In 2009 the United Arab Emirates made its debut at the Venice Biennale, becoming the first gulf nation to exhibit at what is widely considered the most important international art event in the world. Established in 1895....
The fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival (GFF), from April 14 to 20, 2011, has expanded to include a competition for short films from around the world, in addition to The Gulf Competition. The Gulf Film Festival is....
From March 13 until April 28, Ayyam Gallery Dubai is exhibiting “Trees and The High Rising City,” the solo show of seminal Palestinian artist Samia Halaby. At this stage in her oeuvre, Halaby has revisited many of the....
Splendours of Mesopotomia will showcase more than 200 ancient treasures revealing the history of Mesopotamia. This is the first of three exhibitions organised in Abu Dhabi that are dedicated to the Zayed....
The UAE’s music and arts scene flourished over the last few years, with the continuing growth of musical festivals, and an influx of international music talent performing around the Emirates. But whilst there is a great deal of local creative talent, there has perhaps....
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