This week’s top art exhibitions

The best new and ongoing art shows and events in Dubai

Our picks of the week

1 Environmental films at The Magazine Shop
See Mon 23.

2 Explore baroque painting at Opera Gallery Dubai
See Wed 18.

3 Experience nature at The Farjam Foundation
See Wed 18.

4 Beauty after dark at Gulf Photo Plus

See Tue 24.

5 Military themes at Salsali Private Museum
See Fri 20.

Wednesday 18

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).

Jean-Pierre Roc-Roussey at Opera Gallery Dubai
To celebrate the gallery's 20th anniversary, an exhibition of Jean-Pierre Roc-Roussey titled 'The Woman, The Myth, The Mystery' is on display, exploring baroque painting styles and a world of myths and legends. Until June 25. Gate Village Building 3, DIFC (04 323 0909).

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

Thursday 19

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).

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 20

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 21

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).

Sunday 22

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).

Monday 23

TMS movie screenings: Toxic Napoli and Garbage Island
The Magazine Shop shows two Vice documentaries on the theme of the environment. Toxic Napoli sheds light on the issues surrounding burning waste in Naples, while Garbage Island looks at the North Pacific Gyre, home of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Free. 6.30pm-9pm. Dubai Media City (04 457 4283).

Thank You For Your Cooperation: mentalKLINIK
This exhibition tackles the preoccupation with creating a 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 24

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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