16 top art exhibitions this week

New shows open at Art Sawa, Mojo and Cuadro Fine Art

Wednesday 25

Birds Butterflies and Bunnies
The first solo exhibition by abstract painter Hunt Slonem has been described as ‘a consistent investigation of post-cubist extraction'.
Until October 10. Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, DIFC (04 425 0400).

Intangible Experiences, Arrangements and Manoeuvres
An exhibition featuring Charbel-Joseph H Boutros and Stéphanie Saadé, where various tangible materials are used to reproduce intangible experiences.
Until September 30. XVA Gallery. Building 7, Gate Village, DIFC (04 358 5117).

Thursday 26

Christian Voigt Photography
A solo photography show by Munich-born Christian Voigt, with images that capture the intense colours and eye-catching details of everyday life. The photographs, which are then layered with soft-coloured pencils and neon colours, also feature highlights of Voigt’s recent journeys through Vietnam, Laos and the UAE.
Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 9600).

Eastern Woman Painting Exhibition
Born in Tehran, Feeroozeh Golmohammadi’s mixed media canvases and watercolours are inspired by traditional Iranian paintings.
Until October 7. Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha (04 335 8712).

Eternal Feeling
A multi-talented artist, painter, sculptor and musician, Kofi Agorsor’s paintings explore human relationships. The Ghanaian’s playful creations are the first exhibition at this new gallery.
Until October 29. Baginskaya Gallery, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (050 556 2210).

Friday 27

Dialogue Degree Zero
Saddam Jumaily’s paintings transform routine and mundane scenes into dynamic and out-of-the-ordinary artworks. The work of the Iraqi artist, who currently lives in Amman, entails strangely surreal, dream-like forms.
Art Sawa DIFC, Gate Village (04 386 2366).

Waves of Colour
Ivan Valerio’s bold and vibrant paintings are being displayed as a part of a fundraising campaign in support of the Al Jalila Foundation.
Until October 31. The Mojo Gallery, Unit 33, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6367).

Saturday 28

Science Faction
Originally censored when it was submitted for the Lacoste Elysée Prize in 2011 as it was deemed too pro-Palestinian, Larissa Sansour’s solo exhibition features a nine-minute sci-fi short film and a set of seven photographic works. The pieces explore a playfully dystopian solution for a Palestinian state.
Until November 12. Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9906).

The Fig And The Fountain
New York-based artist Nadia Ayari’s densely painted works use stark, contrasting colours of natural imagery as an allegory for the human condition.
The Third Line, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 1367).

Sunday 29

Sentient at J+A Gallery
A collaboration with Brooklyn-based New York furniture design company Sentient.
Until September 30. J+A Gallery, Street 4A, Al Quoz (055 395 0495).

The Blind Owl
This calligraphy exhibition uses text from the famous Iranian fiction writer Sadegh Hedayat’s novel The Blind Owl. The novel explores the various themes of mortality and was banned in Iran.
Until October 17. The Third Line, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 13767).

The Devine is in the Detail: Aisha Khalid
This exhibition explores the relationship between precise geometry and spirituality.
Until October 10. Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 5052).

Monday 30

Ghazel | Family Tree (From the Me series)
An exhibition of performance art and photography based on the theme of family stories.
Until November 10. Carbon 12. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz. (04 340 6016).

Rawiya | She Who Tells a Story
An exhibition by four female photographers from across the Arab world who share intimate portraits of everyday life.
Until October 16. Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).

Tuesday 1

Jung Lee
A photographer from South Korea, who explores the subject of human relationships.
Until October 23. Green Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).

KHOSH BOSH! Beirut – An Identity Adrift
This show focuses on the essence of the Lebanese capital through a series of multi-layered artworks.
Until October 31. The Mojo Gallery, Unit 33, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6367).

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