7 art events in Dubai this week

William Shatner at Middle East Film & Comic Con, World Art Dubai and more

Wednesday 8

World Art Dubai
The event will house numerous works by leading Emirati artists in its affordable collection of several hundred modern and contemporary pieces – comprising paintings and prints, photography, sculpture and urban art elements – amassed from more than 100 international artists and galleries in more than 25 countries.
4pm-9pm. Until April 11. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.worldartdubai.com (no number).

Thursday 9

Middle East Film & Comic
Con Comic book lovers, gamers and TV buffs can meet celebrities, actors and artists at this year’s event. Watch exclusive previews, purchase limited-edition merchandise or take part in the popular Cos Play competition to win prizes. Celebrities in attendance include Star Trek’s Captain Kirk – who is none other than William Shatner – as well as The X-Files star Gillian Anderson.
Dhs130-600. noon-10pm. Until April 11. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.mefcc.com (04 447 4344).

Friday 10

The Invisible Landscape
Over the past few years, Hazem Harb has developed a multifaceted practice, where he has worked with painting, video, drawing, sculpture and installation. This exhibition will include a new large body of work, which Hazem has been engaged with for the past 12 months. It will feature a new series of collages, where archival photographs of Palestine prior to 1948 are juxtaposed with the heaviness of concrete blocks, lines, and black squares and rectangles.
Until June 1. Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.salsalipm.com (04 380 9600).

Saturday 11

ZERO: Infinite Possibilities
This group exhibition explores aspects of minimalism and conceptual art, encompassing a diverse range of mediums including sculpture, mapping, installation, painting, mixed media on paper and light works.
Until May 16. The Farjam Foundation. Gate Village Building 4, DIFC (04 323 0303).

Sunday 12

Chaos: Halim Al Karim
This exhibition is a multimedia installation that includes sculpture, video, photography, LED light panels and more. The installation will present Halim Al Karim’s point of view on the disorder and madness surrounding our lives through love and war, and the ‘hidden agendas’ of super powers – and their role in this turmoil. The installation will be presented outdoors – the idea being to allow the viewer time to confront their own chaos on a conscious level.
Until May 14. XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai (04 353 5383).

Monday 13

Modern Entanglement: Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck
The exhibition coincides with Art Dubai’s Marker section, which focuses on Latin American art this year. Balteo Yazbeck’s mixed media installations explore the effects of cultural diplomacy and governments’ propaganda strategies. The artist embarks upon a kind of unplanned journey mapped onto a global scale to tease out entangled public secrets.
Until May 5. Green Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).

Tuesday 14

Tales from Other Lands
Hadil Moufti uses paint, colour and objects to depict fantastical landscapes. Her paintings are of colourful atmospheres and emotions, somewhere between dreams and realities in which she aims to capture the spirit of an imaginary world.
Until April 30. Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 379 0950).

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