15 top art exibitions in Dubai this week

Our critics' pick of the best shows and cultural events in town

Wednesday 13

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, Miquel Barceló, Francis Picabia, Antonio Saura, Jaume Plensa and Cristina Iglesias.
Until November 13. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

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

Thursday 14

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).

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 30. Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, DIFC (04 425 0400).

Friday 15

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).

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

Saturday 16

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).

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).

Sunday 17

Nabil Nahas
Nahas’ second solo exhibition focuses on three dimensional paintings which are both visual and tactile. They focus on the themes of starfish and landscapes with psychedelic tones.
Until January 9. Lawrie Shabibi, Unit 21, Alserkal Avenue (04 346 9906).

How To Do Things With Hair
Barrak 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).

Monday 18

Approaching Entropy
Hassan Sharif’s exhibition uses structures and objects in various states of disorder to raise issues including the journey of product, mass-made materials and commercialism.
Until January 2. Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 5052).

Try to reach the goal without touching the walls
Michael Sailstorfer’s mixed-media exhibition includes paintings, sculpture and video and decontextualises everyday objects to address space, function and how we function in the world.
Until January 7. Carbon 12. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 340 6016).

Tuesday 19

Cabinet of Curiosities
Jaime Puebla’s images showcase the photographer’s extraordinary eye for colour and focus on objects and scenes varying from the banal to the extraordinary.
Until December 19. Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).

Frida Kahlo by Mawaheb and Reemami
This show features a number of portraits and ceramic works created by members of Mawaheb, which is an art studio for talented people with special needs.
Until January 15, Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 379 3313).

Statue of Limitations
This group mixed-media exhibition uses the legal term ‘Statue of Limitations,’ a legal term for the time limit for seeking justice for crimes, and uses this to look at the Cold War.
Until January 4. Green Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).

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