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March 2023: Top 10 Art Events in Dubai

It’s no secret that Dubai is one of the cities which perfectly suit an art enthusiast: it always offers one an endless array of cultural activities. To make it easier for you to choose an exhibition or a festival to attend this month, we have prepared a list of  top 10 art events in Dubai which will take place in March and beyond.

World Art Dubai 2023

The main mission of World Art Dubai is to bring affordable art to the Middle East market. This year, the art fair will take place from March 9 till March 12. Being held in Dubai World Trade Centre, it will bring together more than 300 famous galleries and artists from more than 50 countries. More than 4,000 art pieces will be available to purchase. The show will also feature an array of exciting activities: live art performances, workshops, lectures, and talks.

To learn more about the event and buy a ticket, please visit its official website.

Dubai International Boat Show

From March 1 till March 5, 2023, one of the largest marine events in the the Gulf region — the Dubai International Boat Show — is being held at the Dubai Harbour. It lets one have a look at the latest trends and technologies in the market. The show features various kinds of marine vessels (luxury superyachts, submarines, catamarans, etc.) on display, talks and workshops with expert speakers, and an entertainment program which includes fishing and yachting competitions, the Watersport Village, the Dive Pool, and other fun activities.

To get more information and buy a ticket, please visit its official website.

Infinity des Lumières

Infinity des Lumières invites everyone to visit its latest exhibition Raise Vibration which is divided into three parts: “Gaudi: The Architect of Imaginary”, “Kandinsky: The Odyssey of Abstraction”, and “Paul Klee: Painting Music”. Visitors are offered to immerse themselves in selected artworks by the great artists. This feast for the eyes is complemented by evocative music.

You can learn more about the event and buy a ticket on its official website.

Omani Civilization: History and Development

Until June 7, 2023 one has an opportunity to attend the exhibition titled Omani Civilization: History and Development. It is being held by Sharjah Archaeology Museum in collaboration with the Oman National Museum. The main aim of the show is to bring attention to the strong cultural and historical bonds between the UAE and the Sultanate of Oman. It also tells about the life of the original inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula until the rise of Islam.

To learn more about the event, please visit its official web page.

Life is a Circus

Until March 20, 2023, the Cultural Foundation is holding Life is a Circus, a group show featuring 22 digital artists from the UAE. Thus, the Foundation revisits its first exhibition of digital art held in 1996: the works of artist Jalal Luqman, one of the pioneers in Emirati art, were displayed. The exhibiting artists have been commissioned to create work for the show, exploring the irony of contemporary life. Life is a Circus is also the Cultural Foundation’s first NFT art exhibition.

To learn more, please visit the event’s official web page.

Natalia Kapchuk, The Lego World, 2019

The Lost Planet by Natalia Kapchuk

From March 4 to May 1, 2023, the ME Dubai hotel is hosting Lost Planet, a solo exhibition of artist and environmentalist Natalia Kapchuk. It is being held within the ArtKōrero gallery space. Each of the artist’s works focuses on nature’s beauty, either untouched or affected by ecological issues and human activity. Making her art, Natalia strives to raise environmental awareness and make one realise that sustainability is of great importance in the nowadays world threatened by climate crisis.

To learn more about the event, please visit ArtKōrero’s website.

All Borrow Their Light by Timo Nasseri

Until April 28, Lawrie Shabibi is hosting All Borrow Their Light, the first solo exhibition of artist and sculptor Timo Nasseri. The show features a selection of his geometric art pieces from different stages of his art practice. In the exhibition, his paintings resembling kaleidoscopic patterns (the latest large-scale painting Atlas (2023) and earlier series I Am a Sky Where Spirits Live (2022–23)) and several sculptures are on display.

To learn more about the show, please visit its official web page.

Dappled Light by Rana Begum

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of its multidisciplinary space Concrete, Alserkal Avenue is hosting Dappled Light, a solo exhibition by visual artist Rana Begum. It will be open to the public until March 22, 2023. The show explores how light, colour, and form interact with each other. In Concrete’s yard, there will also be an outdoor commission, the new iteration of Begum’s sculptural compositions of colourful tessellated mesh panels.

To get more information, please visit the exhibition’s official web page.

Rana Begum, Dappled Light, 2023, exhibition view. Concrete, Aserkal Avenue, Dubai. Photo: Mohamed Somji

New Perspectives in the Foundry

New Perspectives is a group exhibition featuring the artworks created by Syrian artists Monif Ajaj (b.1968), Mohamad Khayata (b.1985), Elias Ayoub (b.1986), and Edward Shahda (b.1952). Being held in the Foundry art space, the show is presented by Atassi Foundation aiming to preserve and promote modern and contemporary art from Syria. The exhibition will end on April 10, 2023.

You can learn more about the show on its official web page.

Daniel Buren: L’Horizon, Infiniment, travaux in situ et situés

Tomorrow, on March 3, Galleria Continua in Dubai will present a solo exhibition by Daniel Buren, an internationally known French artist. In his artworks, Buren plays with points of view, space, architecture, colours, light, movement, the surrounding environment, or projections. Thus, his art pieces acquire their decorative force by transforming the sites. One will be able to visit the exhibition until May 14, 2023.

More information about the show can be found on its official web page.

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