Fancy exploring the UAE art scene?
Tashkeel is Dubai’s centre for home-grown art, and the yearly exhibition allows us to peruse the UAE’s transforming artistic landscape, discuss it like we know what we’re talking about, and fervently disagree with one another – as demands all good art.
This year will be the centre’s tenth edition of the Made in Tashkeel exhibition and for its diamond anniversary it’s pulling in artists from far and wide.
More than 100 works by 58 artists from 29 countries is on display now until Tuesday September 10 at the studio in Nad Al Sheba, exploring myriad themes, such as the human condition, evolving UAE, a satirical take on modern food culture and spiritual liberation.
The individual pieces and series of artworks on display have been created by members, workshop participants, instructors and staff in the past 12 months, and the variety is vast.
Works take the form of photography, mixed media, textiles, screen printing, sculpture, installation, calligraphy, painting and woodcuts, with a selection of the art available for sale.
Exhibits this year include architect and illustrator Ruba Al Araji’s ‘Temporary Memory’, screenprinted using fluorescent inks on the vacuum bed; fashion designer Kay Li’s ‘Shadow’, a textile art piece combining textile smocking and metallic foiling techniques on translucent fabrics using the heat press, multi-disciplinary artist Gosia Van Unen’s ‘Back to Square One’ made with cotton thread on perforated acrylic panel in the Fine Art Studio, Analog Photography in the UAE group member Anna Shtraus’s ‘Driving in the Rain’ photograph, shot in Sharjah and printed on Tashkeel’s Epson digital printers using museum-grade paper and inks.
Other participants include Alexandra Troy, Alia Damithan, Maitha Damithan and Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, Aravindan Madhu; Banu Çolak, Elizabeth Dorazio, Géraldine Chansard, Hanna Orlowski-Gouveia, Ichraq Bouzidi, Joanna Barakat, Khaled Al Shaer, Kim Robertson and Christopher Osborne and Lia Staehlin.
Free. Tue June 18-Tue Sep 10, 10am-10pm. Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba (04 336 3313).