What is your favorite music genre?

Let’s rewind to when I was 10. I hated my Indian classical music lessons. But I loved listening to my Dad’s LPs and dancing with Mom to Daddy Cool. Saturday afternoons meant Eric Clapton and…

Hit the Vagabond Road

The first thing that struck me about Zajazza (when I met him for my introductory DJ lesson) was the ease with which he played music. It didn’t matter if he was showing you how to…

Rei Kawakubo: Fashion’s Reluctant Artist

  Fashion and contemporary art have always been like cousins. They share the blood of their ancestors, but they are different. There is a hint of rivalry and a dose of mutual admiration. On a…

أن تكون نباتياً في بلد عربي

رحلتي من ساندوتش الكبدة إلى الخس -1- مشهد ا – على مائدة الطعام بعد أن وصل أبي من السفر، إخوتي وأمي تملأهم الفرحة، بينما أنا غارق في عالم أخر، عالم الخوف والقلق. على المائدة كل…

Art Dubai 2017: Dubai’s testimony to the growing art scene

If these were the medieval times, I would probably begin with a sentence much like, “the great winds of art are sweeping through the Middle East.” Even though, language has changed its nuances with time,…

The Mental State of Art

On 24th February, 2017, Chinese photographer and poet, Ren Hang took his life by jumping out off the 28th floor of a building. The New York Times obituary spoke of his cyclical depression and  his…

A Big space and even bigger dreams: Alserkal Avenue and Atassi Foundation presents…

Syria: Into the Light, the Atassi Foundation’s largest-ever exhibition is all ready to launch this March. The show will also mark Alserkal Avenue’s inauguration of Concrete, a multi-disciplinary, multi-purpose event venue designed by (OMA)

Quoz Arts Fest by Alserkal Avenue

With a show of hands, tell us how many of you attended Quoz Art Fest in Alserkal Avenue last weekend? Ok now, with a show of hands, tell us how many of you wanted to go but…

New Chapter: Lateefa Bint Maktoum’s Solo Exhibition at Tashkeel, Dubai

In her first solo exhibition named ‘New Chapter,’ Lateefa Bint Maktoum, Founder and Director of Tashkeel, tells us of her journey of motherhood in its varying stages from the conception to birth, including all the…

Competition: Mind the Gap by Tashkeel

Mind the Gap by Tashkeel is still open for submissions!   What is it? It is organized by Tashkeel, Dubai. In Mind the Gap Tashkeel asks  artists,  chefs, dancers, performers, scientists, engineers, technologists and writers, to…