Theatre, Bollywood, photography and more cultural events in Dubai
Breathing Walls | EGYPT NYC-based Lebanese artist Rhea Karam explores transient testimonies of life through a photos of urban art on walls in Egypt. Until August 31. The Pavilion Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 447 7025).
NYC-based artist Antoinette Wysocki and Hong Kong designer Piecco Pang unveil their clutches featuring abstract paintings created by Wysocki. Until June 20. Pro Art Gallery, F21, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 0900).
CMYK Community Exhibition A showcase of the works of photographers based in the Middle East and abroad. Until May 31. Gulf Photo Plus, Unit D36, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).
My Father Was Many and I Am Happy As A Sailor
Austrian artist Philip Mueller presents a series of graffiti-like works, in which he pays homage to the meaning of heritage. Until June 8. Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue Warehouse 37, Al Quoz 1 (04 340 6016).
The Big Picture A self-funded independent exhibition featuring 22 emerging and established Dubai-based artists. Tonight, see live airbrush painting on a vintage Dodge Plymouth car, live graffiti and a DJ. 7pm. Until June 8. Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Birth of a Museum The must-see first large-scale presentation of the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection features more than 130 works and ancient artefacts from all over the world. Until July 20. Manarat Al Saadiyat Exhibition Centre, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi (02 657 5800).Hung From the Moon Emirati artist Farah Al-Qasimi’s photo exhibition explores how the spaces we inhabit become a home. Until August 31. The Pavilion, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 447 7025).
Saturday June 8
A Miracle for the Whole World Iranian painter Mehdi Farhadian’s works evoke his nostalgia for the past. Until June 6. Lawrie Shabibi, Unit 21, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9906)
Acid Fields Lebanese artist Shawki Youssef’s figurative works investigate the effects that disease, war, love and lust have on the human form. Until July 10. Green Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).
Parvaneh E’Temadi The Iranian artist displays collage-like compositions, which bring to life inanimate objects and combines them with ancient Iranian myths, fables and literature. Until June 13. Jamm Art Gallery, Street 8, Warehouse 11, Al Quoz 1 (04 328 5169).
The Art of Bollywood
To mark Bollywood’s 100th year in cinema, Gallery One is displaying a collection of vibrant, vintage Bollywood film posters from the ’60s and early ’80s. Until June 30. Gallery One, The Dubai Mall (04 434 1252).
Medieval Persia A selection of paintings and silk scarves by local British artist Kate Toledo. It features mixed media art pieces and screen prints inspired by 12th century museum pieces from Persia. Until June 30. Aliel Jewellers, Level Podium, Gate Village 1, DIFC (04 323 1113).
The internationally acclaimed NYC-based Egyptian artist presents his latest work, featuring hand-painted silver gelatin photographs, which reflect on the clash of archetypes that define the state of his home country. Until June 12. The Third Line, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 1367).10 A group show featuring ten contemporary artists including Carolin Kropff, Corrina Mehiel, Cristiana de Marchi and Lavanya Mani. Until June 14. Empty10, Street 8, Warehouse 10, Al Quoz (04 432 4362).
Reza Derakshani The renowned Iranian artist’s textured canvases are inspired by his heritage and explore modern-day conceptual and philosophical ideas. This exhibition features new and old works. Until July 9. Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 380 9600).Temporary Permanence A showcase of six contemporary Sri Lankan artists including Jagath Ravindra, Anup Vega and Mika Tenekoon. Mediums include paper, mixed media and sculpture, as well as recycled materials such as scrap metal and cardboard. Until June 26. XVA Gallery, Gat Village 7, DIFC (04 358 5117).
This week’s theatre
Mr Dropsy and The Bellboy See what ensues when a professional theatre clown meets up with a cheeky circus newcomer. Dhs95. June 6-13. Children’s City, Gate 1, Creek Park www.timeouttickets.com