7 art exhibits in Dubai this week

Sculpture, painting, dance and more arty events in the city this week

Our picks of the week

1 Street Life at Madinat Theatre
See Wed 18.

2 Jack Dee live at Dubai World Trade Centre
See Thu 19.

3Antonio Segui at Opera Gallery
See Tue 24.

4 7 Princesses at The Empty Quarter
See Mon 23.

5 Curiouser and Curiouser at JAMM Art Gallery
See Fri 20.

Wednesday 18

Street Life
See the 90-minute energetic street dance show featuring music by Macklemore, Lil Wayne, Avicii and Clean Bandit. Expect a mix of nightclub vibes, cutting-edge video art and world-class choreography. The show is created and directed by Madinat Theatre manager Joseph Fowler and choreographed by Guillaume Lorentz and Hey Crew from France.
Dhs160-200. 8pm. Until March 21. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6546).

Thursday 19

Jack Dee live
After a six-year absence from stand-up, the British comedian returned to the road last year with an 18-month sell-out tour of the UK and Australia. Known for his grumpy nature, he agonises over the slightest annoyances in his show.
Dhs300-500. 7pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road. www.timeouttickets.com

Friday 20

Curiouser and Curiouser
The solo exhibition by Simeen Farhat showcases a number of new sculptures and a large installation inspired by the story of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The artist revisits her long-time interest in language and poetry as the vehicles of human experience. In Farhat’s work, it is not the formal structure of language that interests her but the symbolic forms which place human language between art, sign, symbol, sculpture, communication and representation.
Until April 16. JAMM Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 328 5169).

Saturday 21

Mohammed Al Mazrouie
The artist’s works are categorised as part of the Neo-Expressionist movement, yet the he deliberately attempts to distort and transcend traditional artistic boundaries. Topics of his paintings include desire, anger, sadness and even solemnity.
Until March 31. Fann-À-Porter Art Gallery, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 427 0219).

Sunday 22

Fahrenheit311: Seven Legends of Machismo
This exhibition will bring together eight artworks that demonstrate the preoccupations with modern myths of macho culture and masculinity. ‘Fahrenheit311’ refers to the melting point of the hormone testosterone, associated with ‘manly’ characteristics and behavioural patterns. These manifest themselves in the show through themes such as war and heroism, the exploitation of the environment, elitism, pride and ignorance.
Until May 14. Lawrie Shabibi, Unit 21, Alserkal Avenue Al Quoz (04 346 9906).

Monday 23

7 Princesses
This exhibition is the first collaborative body of work between The Empty Quarter and Steve McCurry, photographed within the seven Emirates of the UAE. In a career that spans more than 30 years, McCurry’s work covers conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike.
Until April 16. The Empty Quarter, Gate Village 2, DIFC (04 323 1210).

Tuesday 24

Antonio Segui
Argentinian artist Antonio Segui’s new collection of paintings showcases his fascination with cities, urban landscapes and multiculturalism on a global level. Within the new pieces, the central figure, Señor Gustavo – inspired by Segui’s native Argentina and the exploration of its capital city Buenos Aires’ first inhabitants – travels from painting to painting, city to city. Some of the images even bring Gustavo to regional cities where the characters are wearing traditional dress, kandooras and abayas. Segui’s past three decades of work illustrate his attraction to the city, its people and its pulse.
Until April 1. Opera Gallery Dubai, Gate Village 3, DIFC (04 323 0909).

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