The UAE has, and has had, many creative communities, both apparent and unknown. This exhibition focuses on one such formation, sometimes called “the 5”, a number that in fact varied in the decades framing the 1990s. It had at its core an intersection of artists, writers, and filmmakers from the UAE, South Asia, and Europe.
Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965 examines the New York art scene between the peak of Abstract Expressionism in the early 1950s and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism in the early 1960s.
A mid-career retrospective of the renowned, award-winning artist duo Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti explores how our understanding of the “Permanent Temporariness” of our environment, shapes our experience.
This exhibition explores the tensions that emerge in our everyday relationships with technology, looking at such issues as isolation vs. connectedness, and privacy vs. social media.
This major exhibition of new work is the artist's first solo show in the Arab World.
Join us for an all-afternoon event of art and exchange about the art of spray painting and the artistic process of 5 street artists from Dubai. The public community, students, faculty, and staff will be welcome to experiment with tools of the trade and leave their mark of creativity on the 3D structure.
A major new project by the art collective known as "Slavs and Tatars." The exhibition and accompanying book trace the contemporary obsession with self-help to a medieval genre of political science, “mirrors for princes,” shared among Christian and Muslim lands, with Machiavelli’s THE PRINCE being the most famous example.
The inaugural exhibition takes Saadiyat Island as its starting point, to consider how we know, or interpret, where we are, physically and culturally. Featuring: Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim, Basim Magdy, Rashid Rana, Mary Temple.