15 top art exhibitions in Dubai this week

New shows focusing on murder, destruction, food and hair

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Our picks this week

1 See 99 Objects Possible To Find On A Cloud at Ayyam Gallery
See Mon 4.

2 Check out Hermetically at J+A Gallery
See Tue 5.

3 Hear a talk on Russian art history at Baginskaya Gallery
See Sat 2.

4 See new artworks unveiled at DUCTAC
See Sun 3.

5 How To Do Things With Hair at thejamjar
See Tue 5.

Wednesday 30

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

Emerging Emirati Artists
This group exhibition is a showcase of the best talents uncovered by the Emerging Emirati Artist Award since 2012.
Until November 30. Mezzanine 2, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 7444).

Thursday 31

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).

We Are What We Eat
Basir Mahmood’s third solo show at Grey Noise explores the inherent significance of every day, forgettable events in people's lives, through photography and video art.
Until November 7. Grey Noise, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 379 0764).

Friday 1 November

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 that 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 2

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.
Running until November 7, Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba (04 336 3313).

Russian Amazons: Russian Avant-Garde Art talk by Irina Mozhaeva
This lecture is about prominent female artists from the Russian art scene from the 20th century onwards and the contribution which these women made to world art. The artists that will be discussed include Goncharova, Rozanova, Exter and Popova.
Dhs100. 11am-1pm. Baginskaya Gallery, JLT (050 556 2210).

Sunday 3

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).

Co.mmission
Dubai-based artist Vikram Divecha and German Carla Mercedes Hihn will be revealing the permanent exhibits they have created as part of a commission at the DUCTAC. Each artist was given free reign to decide where they would like their creations to be installed.
Free. 7pm. DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 431 4777).

Symphony of Colour and Light
Irina Mozhaeva’s exhibition covers the artist’s experiments in painting on silk and the innovative techniques that she used over her 30 year career. The exhibition of nearly 30 works is inspired by Mozhaeva’s interest in colour therapy and the interaction of light and colour.
Until December 10. Baginskaya Gallery, JLT (050 556 2210).

Monday 4

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).

Forsaken
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 5

Hermetically
This photography and art installation 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).

How To Do Things With Hair
Barak Alzaid's exhibition recontextualises male human hair to raise deeper questions about gender stereotypes and our complex identities.
Until November 23. Thejamjar. Behind Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 341 7303).

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