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…

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,…

H&M’s Wes Anderson campaign was just the Christmas present we needed this year

If you saw life through rose-tinted glasses, would it be a Wes Anderson movie?

Dubai Watch Week: Time for Art

Tomorrow begins our most anticipated annual horology event, Dubai Watch Week, which returns for its second episode under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture…

Workshop: Assembly by Alserkal Avenue

Alserkal Avenue will run a week full of design and making called Assembly, from 23 – 29 October, in parallel with Dubai Design Week. The design-focused program will feature exhibitions and events that will highlight the…

Let Me Paint You A Picture

It’s a warm Tuesday in November, a local French restaurant introduces the artwork of one of the most important artists of the Downtown New York art movement. Someone whose artwork is currently valued more than contemporaries…

Artistic Expressions

Art is the Language of Love, which brings together various cultures and communities. Tashkeel is an independent contemporary art organisation based in Dubai committed to facilitating exactly such creative experimentation and cross-cultural dialogue. Established in 2008…

Did Someone Say Competition?

Every young art enthusiast worth his money has his eyes set on Japan; after all, why not? It is the epicenter of subcultures and all things cool. Remember, if it is cool in Japan, it…

The Theatre Man

Dubai’s new-found love for art and everything creative is slowly getting its due days in the sun. But one could trace back the history of the city’s nouveau cultural renaissance to the establishment of its…

The Illustrious Magician

As a gifted youngster, Kristoffer Kang found his calling in illustration. Since college, for almost six years, he dabbled in the world till he found his taste of dream like mash-ups. “In terms of themes, I…