Dubai – Art calendar for the coming weeks talks about design, photography and more
There’s a chill in the air (do we imagine it?), And the pleasant weather translates into a busier artistic season. The vibe of the city changes around this time of year and gets a bit brighter, artistic and creative, of course. This week we take a look at the exciting events to come.
For young glass makers
Anthony Lamb, an award-winning international fine art photographer, is an experienced teacher for landscape photography. He has won 40 international photography awards. He will host a free creative photography class for children aged 10 to 15. During the two-hour session, young participants will learn the basic methods of approaching a topic by clicking on an image – framing, shooting up and down, up and down, near and far, and how to find and spot a subject. great pic. They will also be introduced to different types of photographic equipment. Then, as a group, they will explore Umm Al Emarat Park in search of suitable topics.
Nov 6, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi
For the love of NFT
Over an Italian meal, admire two NFT (non-fungible token) works of art in Isola. Unique integration into a restaurant, the works of art come from the series “In Pursuit of Utopia” by artist Nabil Anani, one of the main founders of the contemporary Palestinian artistic movement. Anani paints the picturesque hills of Palestine without the ever-growing Israeli settlements, bypass roads, roadblocks, walls and watchtowers that are usually visible around every corner. Instead, he creates the Palestine of his dreams, a utopia inspired by his childhood memories growing up on the hills of Halhoul. Physical coins and NFTs are also available for purchase!
Isola Ristorante, Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse, Dubai
Discover the latest design news
The region’s largest creative festival, Dubai Design Week, with over 200 free events, will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. Highlights of the event include the UAE Designer Exhibition 2.0 showcasing the works of 25 emerging and undiscovered creative talents based in the UAE and producing locally; the Mena Grad Show presenting the 50 best social impact innovation projects from the brightest minds from universities in the region; a program of over 50 conferences featuring regional and international industry leaders; and more. Responding to this year’s theme of regenerative architecture and restorative design, the flagship commission for the Abwab Festival was awarded to Dubai-based Ahmed El-Sharabassy for his proposal titled “Nature in Motion”, an architectural pavilion referring to the constant movement of the Dubai desert and mimicking the continuous development of the city.
November 8-13, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai
Beyond the heavens
Dubai Festival City Mall and DC Aviation Al-Futtaim have teamed up to launch the Al-Futtaim Arts Festival competition, inviting emerging artists from across the country to express their creativity and turn their innovative ideas into practical reality. Under the theme “Flight into Innovation”, the inaugural edition of the festival will be divided into four categories: calligraphy, fine arts, photography and design. Submissions will be accepted for wall art only from participants residing in the United Arab Emirates under the age of 30 until the end of November. The panel of judges will be led by Patricia Millns, who has a Middle East-based practice focused on women’s studies, identity and cultural significance defined through the clothing, adornments and heritage of the former factory of the region. Four winners will be selected, one from each category, who will have the chance to exhibit their work in an art gallery at the Dubai Festival City Mall, as well as exclusive mentorship with the judges and a business creation program supported by Al-Futtaim. The grand prize winner, selected by the judges, will have the unique opportunity to see a performance of their work presented on the Dassault Falcon 2000 LXS aircraft owned and operated by DC Aviation.