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Podcast featuring discussions and interviews about the cultural happenings in the United Arab Emirates presented by Hind Mezaina (The Culturist) and Wael Hattar.

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Friday
Feb052010

Sense of Sight - video from opening night


Here's a video shot by Kamil Roxas from the Sense of Sight opening night on 3rd Feb.

Kamil and yours truly, along with six other photographers taking part in this exhibition that aims to raise awareness on visual impairments.

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Tuesday
Feb022010

Prix Pictet 2009 – Earth

Nadav Kander Bathers, Yibin, Sichuan Yangtze, The Long River Series



‘Together, these photographs from the artists shortlisted for Pictet Prize highlight the beauty of the earth we share. But they also expose the damage, deliberately or carelessly, we are inflicting on our own environment. So these images are a celebration and a reminder of the urgent need to change our ways.'  - Kofi Annan, Honorary President, Prix Pictet

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Tuesday
Feb022010

Susy's World - I am not an artist, I simply doodle

The Sad Bat Position

Art Connection, a gallery based in Bastakiya will showcase an artist every Saturday night by displaying his/her work, it is an initiative that aims to encourage upcoming artists to use the venue for the night as a launch pad to expose their work to the art community and media, all in a very relaxed and social setting.

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Tuesday
Feb022010

Pecha Kucha Dubai - Wed 3rd Feb

 

After a long break, the 6th edition of Dubai's Pecha Kucha is back tomorrow, Wed 6th Feb.

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Tuesday
Feb022010

Mahmovies! Let's Get Lost & Nabil Amarshi, Noura Sadaka and friends 

Next Monday's Mahmovies! will have a jazz theme to it. It will start of with the screening of Bruce Weber's Let's Get Lost, a documentary about Chet Baker. This will be followed by a live musical and spoken word performance by Nabil Amarshi, Noura Sadaka and friends.

 
LETS GET LOST Official UK Trailer

LET'S GET LOST | MySpace Video

 

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Monday
Feb012010

Review: The Delian Mode and The Man with a Movie Camera

I watched two great movies tonight courtesy of Mahmovies! at thejamjar. The theme was movie soundtracks and it truly was a delightful night of sights and sounds for me. They also served some delicious cupcakes, which is always a bonus.

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Sunday
Jan312010

Birds who play guitars

This is the best thing I've seen on the internet this week. Oh, how I'd love to attend this exhibition in London.

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has created an installation in The Curve at the Barbican - a walk-though aviary for a flock of zebra finches, furnished with electric guitars and other musical instruments.

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Sunday
Jan312010

Treasures of the Himalayas at Portfolio Gallery: Thu 4th Jan


The Portfolio Gallery opened last year. It's a cozy gallery in Al Quoz, with a lounge area that includes coffee table books, TV and a pool table - now, that's how to chill at a gallery. The space is dedicated to photography, so I'm interested to see their exhibition line up this year.

Their first exhibiton this year, Treasures of the Himalayas will show work by two Dubai based photographers Ivana Maglione and Lama Kabbani. 

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Sunday
Jan312010

Sketch # 7 at thejamjar: Thu 4th Feb

Art work by: Liz Ramos produced at SKETCH #6

"Sketch" is an evening of live sketching and art making. Organised by Fn, the evening offers the local arts community a place to congregate, talk, create and be seen. For art lovers, it's an opportunity to see local artists at work and to get acquainted with them.

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Saturday
Jan302010

The Fridge Concert Series featuring Kyle Kamal Helou and the Shakuhachi flute

This Monday, 1st Feb, The Fridge will host a Japanese themed evening dedictaed to the Shakuhachi flute played by Kyle Kamal Helou. The shakuhachi flute is a Japanese instrument that has accompanied meditations and prayers since the dawn of the nation.

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