Your next seven days of art and culture events in Dubai sorted by Dubai experts
In-Between Spaces This marks German-Iranian artist Haleh Redjaian’s first solo exhibition in the Middle East and it explores her multidisciplinary practise. Inspired by geometry, her drawings, carpets and spatial thread installations depict grids and lines as a framework. Through irregularities, she demonstrates life’s unforeseen surprises. Until November 5. Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 5052).
Deep by Liz Ramos-Prado The Peruvian graphic designer and artist’s works explore female identity, beauty and emotions. This multimedia body of work consists mostly of stylised portraits of women, confronting the viewer with a direct gaze, and sometimes suffused with a touch of surrealism. Until October 5. FN Designs, Street 8, Al Quoz (04 379 0490).
Black Light Soul Belgian artist Anno’s exhibition is a culmination. A series of photographs and a video, as well as other multidisciplinary works express her desire to move forward. All her work is based on her taste for balanced or minimal proportions, which is evened out by intense colour, echoing her duality. Until November 7. La Galerie Nationale, Street 8, Al Quoz (04 380 4652).
Immortals Baghdad-born visual artist Adel Abidin might be known for his arresting video installations, but in Immortals he returns to painting for the first time since 2003. The four large-scale oil paintings, and a hand-painted site-specific installation, take a playful look at the nature of Arab media and its role in altering geographical boundaries and allegiances. Until November 5. Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9906).
Code Artists Serwan Baran from Iraq and Cheikhou Ba from Senegal are from different continents, but their use of visual imagery brings them together. In Code, creatures, figures, shapes and numbers form two- and three-dimensional works layered with coded messages, and to depict surrealist scenes that transform reality into mythology. Until October 31. The Mojo Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7388).
Learn the basics of how to make jewellery via professional goldsmith techniques including sawing, filing, hammering, bending and soldering in silver. Dhs1,600 (12 weeks). 9.30am-12.30pm, 6.30pm-9.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai International Art Centre, Villa 27, Street 75b, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4398).
Double Rainbow All The Way Media artist James Clar has blurred the boundaries between the digital world and reality with a sense of wit and wonder in his latest exhibition Double Rainbow All The Way. He analyses media and technology in unique ways across the works, inspiring us to question their influence on today’s consciousness. Until November 7. Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 340 6016).
Portraits of the Middle-Way
Pieces in Olivia Pendergast’s exhibition were painted while she was in two countries in Africa: Malawi and Kenya. Most of the works are portraits of people from Kawangware Slum or from a rural village in Malawi. Until October 14. Showcase Gallery, Street 8, Al Quoz (04 379 0940).
Linear perspective, axonometry and descriptive geometry This course aims to give students an idea about ways to represent the illusion of 3D objects in art, architecture and design. Participants will leave each session with sketches and one drawing of a more comprehensive idea. Dhs460 (two sessions plus materials). 9.30am-12.30pm. Ongoing. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).
The Invisible Landscape and Concrete Futures Palestinian artist Hazem Harb’s first solo exhibition in a museum is drawing to a close this week. This new body of work, featuring a series of collages of archival photographs of pre-1948 Palestine, are juxtaposed with heaviness through concrete blocks, lines and black squares. It also features architectural models and sculptures in addition to a series of projected short videos. Until September 30. Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 340 6016).