Best cultural events in Dubai

Art exhibitions and cultural shows in Dubai this week

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Wednesday 16

Mirror Garden
Iranian artist, Samira Alikhanzadeh’s mixed-media paintings focus on the effects of light movements in interior settings. The exhibition is inspired by the book Mirror Garden by Ahmad Shamlou.
Until October 20. ArtSpace, Gate Village 3, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 0820).

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 17

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).

Out of Body
Aidan Salakhova’s sculptures, drawings and paintings explore the theme of feminine identity within an Islamic context and is influenced by her Western feminist ideas along with her Azerbaijani background and Eastern European upbringing.
Until November 7. Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, DIFC (04 425 0400).

Friday 18

What We Eat
Described as a chronicle of the ordinary, Basir Mahmood’s third solo exhibition is a collection of videos and photography which explore the significance of apparently insignificant events in everyday life.
Until November 7. Grey Noise, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 379 0764).

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 19

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).

Luciano Genovesio
The French painter will be exhibiting his work, which crosses the genres of impressionism, abstract art and realism.
Until October 31. Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha (04 335 8712).

Sunday 20

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

Spirited Hues
Pakistani artist Mohammad Ali Bhatti’s solo exhibition is a collection of his spontaneous, energetic and colourful acrylic paintings of human forms. The proceeds from the sale of the artworks will be donated to charity. Until November 11. Mussawir Art Gallery, Al Marabea Street, Al Quoz 1 (04 388 1663).

Monday 21

Art Syria
This exhibition of the work of seven Syrian artists who live and work in the country, features pieces produced in the last three years. The artworks address the civil war and the effects on the Syrian people through acrylics on canvas, inks on rice paper and various other forms.
Until November 24. Meem Gallery, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz 3 (04 347 7883).

Foresaken
Christian Ghammachi’s photography captures the beauty of the continent of Africa, with a number of pieces addressing the impact humans have had on the welfare of wildlife, particularly the elephant.
Until November 18. Showcase Gallery, Unit 35, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 379 0940).

Tuesday 22

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).

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 seek to more closely explore the essence of human relationships. The Ghanaian’s wholly playful creations represent the first exhibition at this brand new gallery in the Marina end of town.
Until October 29. Baginskaya Gallery, JLT (050 556 2210).

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