Galleries Night at Alserkal Avenue on 15th September 2014

Galleries Night at Alserkal Avenue is back this month on Monday, 15th September 2014 to mark the start of the new 2014-2015 arts season, after a break over the summer period.

There will be several new exhibitions opening that night, plus some events and entertainment. You can find the full line up here. Here are my top five picks for the night: 

Carbon 12 


Bernard Buhmann - Henriette (2014)

Carbon 12 will present Bernard Buhmann’s second solo show, The Pretenders, characters of his creation as they preform their lives for all to see.

The inhabitants of the paintings tell an abstract story as they cavort across the canvas. Who are they and what makes them what they are? Each painting has its own fiction, but when seen together they allude to a much larger issue. 

Surrealist in style, Buhmann’s technique is defined by color hues, subject illusion, and precarious perspectives. Using his background in sociology and painting from the University of Applied Arts and the University of Vienna, Buhmann explores issues of how to find ones self in social and individual life in times of uncertainty and rapids change. 

Green Art Gallery


Seif Wanly, Untitled, c. 1953, Pastel on canson paper, 30.5 x 47 cm

Green Art Gallery’s opening exhibition is entitled Works On Paper: Hikayat consists of over 50 works on paper by Modern Arab artists including Khouzayma Alwani, Mahmoud Hammad and Adham Ismail, to name a few.

Taking storytelling as its main theme, the exhibition brings together works that offer a glimpse of drawing’s potential to make cultural, social, and political proposals or stories, through diverse formal processes.

Grey Noise


Mariam Suhail - Interruptions 1 (one part of a four piece installation)

Grey Noise gallery will be showcasing Pakistani artist Mariam Suhail’s first solo show in Dubai. The exhibition will have a set of works that come together as Accidental Excavations of objects and ideas.

Comprising interventions into books, scanner malfunctions, discovery of old material and information about the birth of a new city, the show presents images, prints and texts that lie somewhere in the space between studies and proposals.

Gulf Photo Plus


Khalid Hasan

Gulf Photo Plus will welcome visitors from to meet and chat with Khaled Hasan and Neo Ntsoma, two of the six exhibiting photographers of Majority World, a unique photo agency that highlights and supports inspiring works by photographers from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Focusing on these diverse continents, Majority World encourages stories to be told by photographers in their own context, sharing unique insight into local cultures, environments and development issues. 

Lawrie Shabibi

Ra di Martino - Waking up at Night in the Middle of the Day #2, 2010 | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper 70 x 100 cm / 27 1/2 x 39 3/8 in

Lawrie Shabibi will open Art & Application, a group exhibition that brings together six contemporary artists from around the world: Rä di Martino, Littlewhitehead, Arthur Prior, David Rickard, Darren Harvey-Regan and Setareh Shahbazi.

Curated by London based William Lunn, this exhibition offers a selection from the breadth of diverse outcomes that result from artists’ use of photography within a broader multi-media practice.

The complete line up of exhibitions and events can be found here.   

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