Top 10 Exhibitions March
Top 10 Exhibitions in March 2024
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Whether you are an art enthusiast or just a curious mind on the scout for a new way to spend your free time, this month has some great offers for you to choose from. In today’s article, we will tell you about our top 10 exciting exhibitions on display in March which we consider the most interesting ones.

Summits of Solitude: Narratives in Nature by Ji-Hye Kim

Tashkeel presents Summits of Solitude: Narratives in Nature, a solo show by Korean artist Ji-Hye Kim. On view at FN Designs until 19 March 2024, it marks the completion of her journey on the Tashkeel Critical Practice Programme. Kim’s displayed artworks are inspired by the beauty of mountains and delve into the intersection of self-identity and nature.

Ji-Hye Kimб Summits of Solitude: Narratives in Nature, 8, 2024.
Silkscreen. 84 x 118 cm

Some seasons: Fereydoun Ave and the Laal Collection, 1959-2019

This group show hosted by Art Jameel Centre showcases five decades of a collection of modern and contemporary Iranian art gathered by Fereydoun Ave, an acclaimed artist, curator, designer, and collector. On display are diverse artworks, archival material, portraits, and photographs of 37+ artists, providing a unique insight into the cultural history of 20th and 21st-century Iran. One will be able to visit this exhibition until 23 March 2024.

Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery

Organised by The Whitworth Gallery (The University of Manchester), the Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery exhibit highlights the importance of this cultural and art practice for Palestine. The show explores how it has changed over the past century. Initially a village tradition, it eventually became a symbol of resistance and resilience on personal and national scales. The exhibition is being hosted by Tabari Artspace and will end on 7 April 2024.

AGH1: Kim Asendorf, Andreas Gysin, Leander Herzog

Fakewhale presents AGH1, a collaborative project by three artists: Kim Asendorf (Germany), Andreas Gysin (Switzerland), and Leander Herzog (Switzerland). It glorifies the computer through generative art and architectural coding. You can admire the artists’ unconventional works at Foundry Downtown (Dubai). The show will remain open until 24 March 2024.

AGH1: Kim Asendorf, Andreas Gysin, Leander Herzog (installation view). Foundry Downtown, Dubai, 2024.

Rashed Almulla’s Stamps Collections at Jameel Arts Centre

The latest iteration of Library Circles by Jameel Arts Centre introduces a project by urban history expert and researcher Rashed Almulla which reveals much about the UAE’s history. He shows his collection of stamps, official letters, postcards, and banknotes from different periods in Dubai’s development. The exhibition will run through 13 May 2024.

Toy World by Farah Al Qasimi

Toy World is a solo exhibition by Emirati photographer and filmmaker Farah Al Qasimi debuting a series of her black-and-white images. In the revealed photos, she recreates the unreality of contemporary life; they evoke a glossy veneer of history and the fearful tensions engulfing our society today. The show hosted by The Third Line will come to an end on 19 April 2024.

Farah Al Qasimi, Dune, n.d. Archival Inkjet Print. 50.8 x 68.58 cm. Edition of 5, 2AP.

It Lies Beyond by Rashid Rana

Until 16 March 2024, you can visit It Lies Beyond, Pakistani artist Rashid Rana’s solo exhibition. Housed by Volte Art Projects, it features his immersive installation It Lies Beyond that draws our attention to water pollution. Visitors can also see Rana’s sculpture Desperately Seeking Paradise exploring how we interpret different points of view and our understanding of scale.

Cartier, Islamic Inspiration and Modern Design

Meanwhile, the Louvre Abu Dhabi invites everyone to attend its latest exhibition Cartier, Islamic Inspiration and Modern Design. The show includes 400 works (jewellery, precious objects, masterpieces of Islamic art, drawings, textiles, and photos) and allows one to see the influences of the Islamic arts on Cartier’s designs from the 20th century to the present day. The exhibition will be open to the public until 24 March 2024.

Cartier, Islamic Inspiration and Modern Design (installation view). Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, 2024.

De/Constructed Meanings at Mathaf

Arab Museum of Modern Art (Mathaf) is currently showcasing De/Constructed Meanings, an installation created in collaboration with four artists (Giovanni Innella, Hala Amer, Saga Elkabash, and Levi Hammett) and VCUarts Qatar faculty and staff. The installation comprises a device using a programmed coding system to write on sand, investigating the evolution of Arabic script interpretations. Drawing from the deconstruction theory by philosopher Jacques Derrida, the artwork explores the changing postcolonial culture of the Arab region. One will be able to see the installation until 10 March 2024.

Desert X AlUla

A highlight of the AlUla Arts Festival, Desert X AlUla is a site-responsive international open-air art exhibition held in the ancient AlUla desert (Saudi Arabia). This year, the show’s 3d edition, which is taking place from 9 February to March 23, is dedicated to the theme In the Presence of Absence. In their monumental commissioned works included in the exhibition, the participating artists explore ideas of the unseen and the inexpressible.

Faisal Samra, The Dot (installation view). Desert X AlUla, Saudi Arabia, 2024.
Courtesy of the Royal Commission for AlUla.

You may also be interested in visiting Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2023.

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