14 best art exhibitions in Dubai this week

Our art editor's weekly pick of the best art in town

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Wednesday 6

GA.BO.SIA
London-based artist Amartey Golding’s large charcoal drawings on un-primed canvas explore the idea of interpreted observations.
Running until November 7, Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba (04 336 3313).

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).

Thursday 7

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.
Until November 11. www.christies.com (04 425 5647).

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 8

Million Dollar Art Exhibition at Raffles Dubai
This exhibition of contemporary Spanish art from the 20th and 21st century is sourced from museums across Spain and includes artworks from Juan Muñoz, Miguel Barceló, Francis Picabia, Antonio Saura, Jaume Plensa and Cristina Iglesias.
Until November 13. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

Spirited Hues
Mohammad Ali Bhatti’s solo exhibition is a collection of his spontaneous, energetic paintings.
Until November 11. Mussawir Art Gallery, Al Quoz 1 (04 388 1663).

Saturday 9

Visions of Women at Alliance Française
This exhibition, in association with online gallery Kobo Art, features artists’ diverse interpretations of women.
Until November 26. Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha (04 335 8712).

Tickle at XVA Gallery
Morteza Zahedi’s latest exhibition is inspired by Iranian pop culture and as well as everyday objects. His works include carpets, woollen sculptures and works on paper.
Until November 14. XVA Gallery DIFC (04 358 5117).

Sunday 10

Soshana Forever at Art Couture at Art Couture
Born in Vienna, Soshana Afroyim was friends with the writer Jean-Paul Satre and Pablo Picasso, who drew a portrait of her in 1954. Her paintings reflect the artist's cosmopolitan interests and her extensive travels around the world.
Until November 20. Al Badia Golf Club, InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City (04 601 0101).

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.
Until December 10. Baginskaya Gallery, JLT (050 556 2210).

Monday 11

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).

Sherin Guirguis and Raja’a Khalid at The Third Line
Sherin Guirguis’ first solo show, Passages, investigates post-colonial themes of political, cultural and social issues in the context of Egypt. Raja Khalid’s exhibition focuses on how the discovery of oil in the Middle East was depicted in Western media at the time.
Until December 5. The Third Line, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 1367).

Tuesday 12

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 show recontextualises male human hair to raise deeper questions about the hidden meaning of gender stereotypes.
Until November 23. Thejamjar. Located behind Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 341 7303).

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