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‘Inner And Outer Space’ by Kenny Scharf The latest exhibition to go on display at Leila Heller Gallery is ‘Inner and Outer Space’ by Kenny Scharf, and is the American artist’s first solo show here in the UAE. The painter and sculptor is best known for his large, colourful paintings of animals and imaginary creatures, as well as sculptures of televisions and found objects. His latest series of works reflect his concerns about the environment, and in particular the petroleum industry. Two of the paintings, We’re Melting Together Night and Day, and Melty Slop, show a series of brightly-coloured cartoon faces melting down to the bottom of the canvas, and have been made using oil, acrylic, and diamond dust.

Philip Taaffe Solo Show at Leila Heller Gallery Leila Heller Gallery will be presenting a new exhibition by Philip Taaffe from 19 March until 31 August, in what will be the artist’s first solo show in the Middle East. Taaffe is one of the most eminent artists of his generation, and the exhibition will feature some of his most recent paintings. The paintings are inspired by a variety of sources – everything from Roman mosaics and Syrian embroidery to calligraphy and Mongolian masks. Known for his fusion of techniques, including collage, silkscreen printing, and marbling, Taaffe has mixed the decorative with the narrative, as well as the ancient with the modern, creating a series of striking artworks.

XPark Jr is the latest venture from XDubai, and is aimed solely at families and their little ones. It’s opened up close to the Kite Beach Skatepark, and is full of trees, gardens, streams, tree houses, bridges, and climbing frames for families to enjoy. It’s also home to a petting zoo, a sand play area, and a mud kitchen. The park aims to encourage children to take risks and be more confident as they explore and learn more about nature. Add to Calendar

Dubai Opera Tours If you’re spending time in Downtown Dubai, don’t miss the opportunity for an insider’s look at the city’s latest cultural icon with a guided tour of Dubai Opera. Discover the inspiration for the architectural design, see the cutting-edge audio-visual technology that enhances every performance, and take a behind-the-scenes tour to see where the magic happens. Don’t miss this exciting chance to explore the contemporary yet cultural jewel which holds a prominent spot in Downtown Dubai’s skyline. Please note that the tour lasts about one hour and is conducted in English and Arabic, with other languages available on request.

The 19th edition of Modhesh World, one of the region’s largest indoor entertainment and amusement facilities, returns to Dubai World Trade Centre with tons of summer-long family fun from 7 June to 25 August 2018. This year the My Modhesh, My World theme takes over eight air-conditioned halls packed with interactive experiences across different zones: Show Land, Amusement Park, Jam Base, and Modhesh Bazaar. Head to the Amusement Park for a fairground theme with traditional rides, arcade games, kiddie rides, trampolines, bungees and water games. Little ones will have endless options to keep them active all summer-long with go-karting, inflatables and a wire world on offer as well as hi-tech edutainment at Jam Base. Show and tell fun has its own focus with big stage entertainment and delicious food and beverage outlets for snacking and dining moments at Show Land, while the Modhesh Bazaar is retail central with lots of shopping and indoor market action on offer. Check back for more updates closer to the event.   Date 07 June – 25 August 2018 Category Community , Experiences , Family , Live Entertainment Venue Halls 1-8, Dubai World Trade Centre Telephone +971 600 555 559 Ticket price AED25 Free entry for children under 3 yrs, senior […]

Tahar Ben Jolloun ‘Cultural Crossroads’, which is on display at La Galerie Nationale, is a collection of works on canvas by the Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun. The poet, novelist and artist is best known for his novel The Sacred Night, which won the Prix Goncourt in 1987. He first started painting in 2013, and since then he’s had his work exhibited in galleries in Rome, Paris, and Algiers. The show came about because of the friendship between Ben Jelloun and Guillaume Cuiry, the gallery’s director and curator. It will debut during this year’s Dubai Art Week, and also marks the gallery’s partnership with the Institut de Monde Arabe, as 2018 is the official year of UAE-Franco Relations.

Philip Taaffe Solo Leila Heller Gallery will be presenting a new exhibition by Philip Taaffe from 19 March until 31 August, in what will be the artist’s first solo show in the Middle East. Taaffe is one of the most eminent artists of his generation, and the exhibition will feature some of his most recent paintings. The paintings are inspired by a variety of sources – everything from Roman mosaics and Syrian embroidery to calligraphy and Mongolian masks. Known for his fusion of techniques, including collage, silkscreen printing, and marbling, Taaffe has mixed the decorative with the narrative, as well as the ancient with the modern, creating a series of striking artworks.  

Times Square Centre As Dubai heats up over the summer months, the Ripe Market is moving indoors, with a new market in the atrium of Times Square Centre. The market will take place every Saturday, starting from 7 April, bringing the al fresco experience inside. Visitors can browse a selection of stalls belonging to more than 100 of the city’s designers, artists, and businesses, which sell everything from handbags and homemade jewellery to art and children’s toys. The Ripe Market also stocks fresh organic food, including fruit, vegetables, honey, coffee, and more, and you can get recipe ideas from the Ripe team while you’re there.  

The International Association for Disability and Oral Health (iADH) will hold congress in Dubai 2018 with a focus on improving oral health for people with disabilities and disadvantages, which has been found to have a high impact on their health.

Dubai Opera Tours If you’re spending time in Downtown Dubai, don’t miss the opportunity for an insider’s look at the city’s latest cultural icon with a guided tour of Dubai Opera. Discover the inspiration for the architectural design, see the cutting-edge audio-visual technology that enhances every performance, and take a behind-the-scenes tour to see where the magic happens. Don’t miss this exciting chance to explore the contemporary yet cultural jewel which holds a prominent spot in Downtown Dubai’s skyline. Please note that the tour lasts about one hour and is conducted in English and Arabic, with other languages available on request.

Cultural Crossroads Tahar Ben Jolloun ‘Cultural Crossroads’, which is on display at La Galerie Nationale, is a collection of works on canvas by the Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun. The poet, novelist and artist is best known for his novel The Sacred Night, which won the Prix Goncourt in 1987. He first started painting in 2013, and since then he’s had his work exhibited in galleries in Rome, Paris, and Algiers. The show came about because of the friendship between Ben Jelloun and Guillaume Cuiry, the gallery’s director and curator. It will debut during this year’s Dubai Art Week, and also marks the gallery’s partnership with the Institut de Monde Arabe, as 2018 is the official year of UAE-Franco Relations.

Date: 5th October 2018 Timing: 11 am to 11 pm  Venue: Grand Excelsior Bur Dubai