This week’s top art exhibitions

The best new and ongoing art shows and events in Dubai

Our picks of the week

1 Musings on nature at The Farjam Foundation
See Wed 11.

2 Contrasting photography at Gulf Photo Plus
See Tue 17.

3 Observe musical ceramics at the Pullman Hotel
See Tue 17.

4 An interactive magazine at thejamjar
See Wed 11.

5 MentalKLINIK at Gallery IVDE
See Mon 16.

Wednesday 11

Asrouniyeh: The Carton Residency
This is an art installation with a difference as thejamjar's project space is converted into a publishing centre for The Carton's 10th quarterly edition. Visitors are asked to come along and interact with the Beirut-born magazine concept.
Until June 26. Thejamjar, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 341 7303).

Charbel-joseph H Boutros: I Guess That Dreams are Always There
This Lebanese artist's latest works in this exhibition focus on the idea that something is here, yet inaccessible and missing.
Until June 30. Grey Noise, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (054 379 0764).

Nature's Duet: Jorge Mayet and Daisuke Ohba
Two artists showcase their perception of the wonder of nature. One a Cuban refugee and the other a Japanese painter, the combination of their skills will be an intriguing collaboration.
Dhs80. Daily 7.30pm, Friday 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Until June 30. The Farjam Foundation, DIFC (04 323 0303).

Thursday 12

The Resurrection: Jaber Al Mazeh
Photographer Al Mazeh's third solo show in Dubai is a collection of 50 portraits of Syrians in a land scarred by conflict. The artists's focus on the revolution documents the social landscape of the country.
Until June 26. Green Art Gallery, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).

Selections: group show
A sequel to ‘Selections from the Contemporary Egyptian Art Scene’ this exhibition commemorates the gallery's first anniversary and features a survey of selected works by artists from Egypt. Ahmed Kassim, Armen Agop, Atef Ahmed, Ayman El Semary, Essam Darwish, Essam Marouf, Mohamed Ardash, and Nagla Samir all feature.
Until August 28. Gallery Ward, Al Quoz (04 388 3204).

Friday 13

Amir Hossein Zanjani
In his latest exhibition, the Iranian artist reveals works that revolve around the philosophical and social idea of the submission to power. His canvasses feature various hard-hitting military themes, including soldiers and masses of individuals mobilised by the military.
Until August 17. Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 9600).

Saturday 14

Regard sur le monde (View of the world)
French artist Anga challenges views of the creation of a 'Human Being' and invites viewers on a voyage of self-discovery. Anga's own world view is shaped by an upbringing in a large family.
Until June 30. Alliance Francaise, Oud Metha (04 335 8712).

Sunday June 15

Bilqis: Kamal Boullata
Allow your perception of spatial ambiguity and transparency to be challenged by this collection of 15 large artworks. Inspired by Quranic stories about the Queen of Sheba, the paintings are free-flowing geometric constructions.
Until July 31. Meem Gallery, Al Quoz (04 347 7883).

Syria's Apex Generation
Despite the disintegration of the Damascus art scene a new school of painting is emerging. This collection of artists, all of whom began careers in the 2000s shows a myriad of approaches.
Until August 2. Ayyam Gallery, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).

Monday 16

Thank You For Your Cooperation: mentalKLINIK
This exhibition tackles the preoccupation with creating their self-image in a series of hyper-realistic textual portraits. The works feature colourful reflective surfaces, billboard type signs and rhetorical operations to explore new languages and alternative textures. The material appears stark at first but closer inspection shows more personality.
Until July 28. Gallery IVDE, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 5052).

Tuesday 17

Artist Residency: Michael Rice
Ceramics is not a common art form in Dubai. However, a live art creation and flute accompaniment at the Deira hotel will bring the form to life.
Until June 20. Pullman Hotel Deira City Centre (04 391 3560).

Day & Night: Community Exhibition
The photographic community hub is presenting an exhibition of members' works which shows that when the sun sets inspiration does not disappear.
Until July 26. Gulf Photo Plus, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).

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