15 top art exhibitions this week

Eight new shows open across the emirate's galleries

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Wednesday 9

Monda Gallery’s New International Collection launch
The online gallery will be showcasing its new collection of contemporary prints by 11 different artists from across the world. There is also an opportunity to win a print by artist Shefali Ranthe, who will attend the event.
6pm-9pm. Objects & Elements, Al Quoz (04 323 6182).

99 Objects Possible to Find On a Cloud
An exhibition of 99 prints, with elements from real life presented alongside urban toy characters, Lebanese artist Nadim Karam’s exhibition will also feature several of his urban sculptures.
Until November 28. Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz (04 323 6242).

Thursday 10

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 pencils and neon colours, also feature highlights of Voigt’s recent journeys through Vietnam, Laos and the UAE.
Until November 1. Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 9600).

Memories of Destruction
An exhibition of selected paintings from one of Iran’s modern masters, Aydin Aghdashloo.
Until November 10. The Farjam Foundation, Gate Village 4, DIFC (04 323 0303).

Friday 11

Emotional Colours
An exhibition of three Italian artists Silvana Pasini, Elena Brindani and Elisa Brindani, their paintings focus on three different concepts. Pasini loves the world of flowers, Elisa Brindani is inspired by the female figure and Elena Brindani paints pictures of horses.
Until October 27. The ProArt Gallery, The Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah (04 345 0900).

Art Madness
All pieces of art works in this sale are priced from Dhs200 up to Dhs5,000 – a great opportunity to buy some affordable pieces for your home.
Until Oct 26. Art Couture Gallery, Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City (05 598 8206).

Waves of Colour
Belgian artist and former fashion designer Ivan Valerio’s bold and vibrant paintings are being displayed as part of a fundraising campaign in support of the Al Jalila Foundation.
Until November 1. Centro Barsha, Al Barsha (04 704 0000).

Saturday 12

The Journey
The Egyptian artist Ayman El Semary’s mixed media exhibition explores the theme of voyaging. It is the first show in a brand new gallery.
Until November 21. Gallery Ward, Al Quoz (04 388 3204).

The Hidden Courtyard
This exhibition of paintings, digital works, drawings and installations by young Indian artist Simrin Mehra-Agarwal explores the theme of deterioration and the journey of forms.
Until October 14. Jamm Art Gallery and Empty 10, Al Quoz (04 328 5169).

Sunday 13

GA.BO.SIA
London-based artist Amartey Golding’s large charcoal drawings on un-primed canvas explore the idea of interpreted observations and glamorising what we see around us.
Until November 7, Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba (04 336 3313).

Arts of Nature
Chae Sung-Pil blends soil, which he’s collected from around the world, into his paints, and Lee Jaehyo’s wood carvings both address the theme of nature, the environment and the threat from consumer society. Both artists are from Korea.
Until October 22. Opera Gallery, DIFC (04 323 0909).

Monday 14

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.
Until November 12. Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9906).

Spirited Hues
Muhammad Ali Bhatti’s solo exhibition is a collection of his spontaneous, energetic paintings. The Pakistani painter will also be running painting workshops for you to try at this art space.
Until November 11. Mussawir Art Gallery, Al Marabea Street, Al Quoz 1 (04 388 1663).

Tuesday 15

Hermetically
This photography exhibition by Berlin artist Tor Seidel focuses on people's hidden realities.
Until November 14. J+A Gallery, Street 4A, Al Quoz (055 395 0495).

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 brand new gallery.
Until October 29. Baginskaya Gallery, JLT (050 556 2210).

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