15 top art events in Dubai this week

Plus a figure drawing workshop and a Christie's sale

Wednesday 23

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 October 30. Grey Noise, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 379 0764).

On The Brink of Change
This group exhibition of paintings, drawings and photographs by seven artists, touches on subjects ranging from femininity in the context of religious Iran to abstract forms that are related to an architect’s daily job.
Until October 28. Total Arts at the Courtyard, Al Quoz (04 347 5050).

Thursday 24

Christie’s 15th Sale Season in Dubai
195 works of modern and contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish artworks will be offered in an online-only sale, which starts today and runs for two weeks.
Until November 11. www.christies.com (04 425 5647).

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).

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 25

Murder Nature
The Dubai-based Filipino illustrator Mark Ganzon, also known as Cloud88, will be showcasing his mixed-media works which are inspired by calamities which have hit the planet over recent decades.
Until November 21. FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.fanndesigns.com.

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 26

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).

Figure Drawing Workshop with Corine Pagny
The reputable French artist will be holding a four-day life drawing workshop which takes place on Saturday October 26, Tuesday October 29, Saturday November 2 and Tuesday November 5.
Dhs660. Four sessions from 6pm-8pm. www.ductac.org (04 341 4777 ext 323).

Sunday 27

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).

The Journey
Multidisciplinary Egyptian artist Ayman El Semary will be exhibiting his work in the UAE for the first time.
Until November 21. Gallery Ward, Al Quoz (04 388 3204).

Monday 28

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).

Art Syria
This exhibition of the work of seven Syrian artists who live and work in the country, features pieces produced in the past 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).

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 29

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).

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