10 art galleries to visit this week

Photo book talk, Davandeh screening, Emirates Literature Mentorship Programme and more

Wednesday 26

New Season Art at Lumas Gallery
The space has various works by international artists for sale, including photographs by Daniella Zalcman. The artist overlays images of her twin homes – New York and London – with the city streets of the British capital dissolving into the New York skyline. The sparkling lights of the famous Times Square merge into those of Trafalgar Square. Her images retail at Dhs2,649 per piece.
Ongoing until sold. Lumas Gallery, Gate Village Building 10, DIFC (05 664 40892).

The Runner Screening at A4 Space
As part of the Here Comes The Sun summer-long film series, A4 Space is showing Davandeh (The Runner). Amir Naderi’s 1984 flick tells the story of Amiro, an orphan who lives on an abandoned ship in the port city of Abadan, Iran. He tries to earn a living by shining shoes or selling water, but we learn that running is his true passion.
7pm. Until August 28. A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (050 556 9797).

Thursday 27

Noor Bahjat: Young Artist in Residency
As the first artist to be awarded Ayyam Gallery’s Young Artist in Residency programme, Noor Bahjat will present a selection of her new works. Graduating at the top of her class from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Damascus, the artist works from detailed sketches and self-portraits in a painterly, expressionist style and with a primarily figurative subject matter.
Until September 15. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 62420).

Photo book discussion
East Wing hosts the first in a series of free events focusing on photo books. This session will discuss, ‘Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album’ by Newsha Tavakolian. Guests can meet the artist and discuss her exhibition during the one-hour meeting and learn what it takes to build a strong visual narrative. The aim of the event is to foster a community of local and visiting photographers, artists and others who enjoy photography and want to learn more.
7pm. East Wing, Limestone House, DIFC (050 553 3879).

Friday 28

Emirates Literature Mentorship Programme
Female Emirati writers will be guided by award-winning fiction writer Liz Fenwick, who will mentor one candidate through the process of writing a debut novel from beginning to end. To apply, writers must send a 2,000-word snippet of their novel, along with a brief synopsis and the theme of the book. Submissions close Monday November 30. Candidates will be shortlisted and the winner of the programme declared in January 2016.
Until November 30. www.diwc.ae/the-liz-fenwick-mentorship-programme (04 355 9844).

Saturday 29

The Invisible Landscape and Concrete Futures
Over the past few years, Hazem Harb has worked with painting, video, drawing, sculpture and installation. This exhibition will feature a new series of collages, where archival photographs of Palestine prior to 1948 are juxtaposed against concrete blocks, lines, black squares and rectangles.
Until September 30. Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.salsalipm.com (04 380 9600).

Sunday 30

The work of some of Africa’s most dynamic and established contemporary artists comes together in an exhibition that celebrates the diversity of conceptual art-making and visual expression from the continent.
Until September 14. The Mojo Gallery, Unit 33, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7388).

The cARTel End of Season Sale
Get 70 percent off specialised avant-garde fashion and wearable art including menswear, womenswear and accessories. The store sells a variety of items from international designers including Japanese brand Balmung.
Until August 31. The cARTel, 6 Alserkal Avenue, Street 17, Al Quoz (04 388 4341).

Monday 31

The World is but a Moment Photographer
Peter Sanders’ new collection ‘The World is but a Moment’ is on show at Raffles Salon, located on the lobby level of Raffles Dubai, in partnership with The Empty Quarter Gallery and Habibi Communications. The exhibition comprises ten large-scale original pieces of Sanders’ most refined images taken over the past 30 years.
Until September 15. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

Tuesday September 1

Pottery on the Wheel
Learn the basic principles of wheel-thrown ceramics. Students will learn techniques ranging from design through to glazing. Those taking the session will also get to experiment with shapes and function, as well as create unique personal works. Dhs190-1,200 for packages.
Tue 6.30pm-9.30pm. Ongoing. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).

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