Dance, caligraphy and more of the art and culture scene in Dubai
A Verse Imprinted: Islamic Art A collection of artworks by 12 calligraphers inspired by the Holy Qu’ran and Arabic poetry. Until August 31. The Ara Gallery, Burj Plaza, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai (04 454 2784).
Modern Iraqi Art: A Collection An extensive collection of works from Iraq’s modern masters including Faiq Hassan, Jewad Selim, Halim Karim, Hanaa Malallah and Mahmoud Obaidi. Until June 27. Meem Gallery, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz 3 (04 347 7883).
Object to Print Seven UAE-based print artists from different creative backgrounds, including textiles, architecture and graphic design, showcase their works to celebrate and raise awareness of Dubai’s print culture. Until August 12. Showcase Gallery, Unit 35, Alserkal Avenue Street 6, Al Quoz (04 379 0940).
Traces Bringing together the works of four artists: Nadia Kaabi Linke, Marwan Sahmarani, Selma Gübüz and Shahpour Pouyan, this collection explores the continuing role of paper in art and why it’s still relevant today. Until July 18. Lawrie Shabibi, Unit 21, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9906).
Victims of War Showcases photographic works by an Australian TV news anchor in the Middle East. Hermoine Macura has spent over a decade covering the Arab world and the images document refugees and their tales of hardship, sorrow, torture and persecution, as well as shedding light on the horrors of war. Until July 15. Pro Art Gallery, Palm Strip Mall (04 345 0900).
Birth of a Museum The first large-scale presentation of the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection features more than 130 works and ancient artefacts. Until July 20. Manarat Al Saadiyat Exhibition Centre, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi (02 657 5800).
Threads of the Community Paint a silhouette of yourself on a mural as part of this community initiative. Mural painting participation is free, prior booking is required. Until June 30. Thejamjar, Behind Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz (04 341 7303).
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).
Summer Exhibition A varied selection of paintings and sculpture by nine of the gallery’s modern artists from the subcontinent. Until June 31. Mussawir Art Gallery, Al Marabea Street, Al Quoz (04 388 16643).
Breathing Walls | EGYPT New York-based Lebanese artist Rhea Karam shares photos of urban art on walls in Egypt. Until August 31. The Pavilion Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 447 7025).
No. 10 Rana Begum’s third solo show in Dubai is an exhibition of metal sculpture coated in vibrant colours. Her work explores the relationship between colour and three-dimensional space. Until July 30. The Third Line, Street 6, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 1367).
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).
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).
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).
Project Space: Amir H Fallah Inspired by Dutch/Flemish floral paintings, Amir’s solo exhibition showcases mixed media and collage pieces. Until July 30. The Third Line, Street 6, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 1367).
Reza Derakshani The renowned Iranian artist’s textured canvases explore modern-day conceptual and philosophical ideas. Until July 9. Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 380 9600).