Everything art is taking over Dubai over the next two months, from unique exhibitions to themed dining nights, here are some of the events not to be missed.
Alserkal Avenue will host a night time exhibition with galleries such as the the Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde. Credit: Instagram/galleryivde
Between March 1 and April 30 2019, Dubai will come alive with flair and creativity as the emirate celebrates art in all its forms.
Last month, it was announced by the Art and Culture Authority that Dubai Art Season will take over the city for an entire two months.
The theme for 2019 is to ‘take a walk on the art side,’ with international exhibition ‘Streets of the World’ being one of the key components of the celebrations.
But between the Art Dubai festival – which will take place between March 20-23 – and Alserkal Avenue’s special Gallery Nights, there’s plenty going on.
Here are some of the moments not to miss.
Andy Warhol themed dinner
A pioneer of the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol is one of the most influential – and instantly recognisable – artist of the twentieth century. Some of the American artist’s most popular work includes his vibrant silkscreen painting of Marilyn Monroe and his Campbell soup canvas.
Tapping into the later, INKED – Alserkal Avenue’s creative culinary hub – are hosting a dinner themed around the artist’s work.
For six nights between March 17-22, INKED will hold a pop-up five-course dinner that aims to explore Warhol’s relationship with food. Because as well as an artist, Warhol also penned Wild Raspberries, an illustrated cookbook published in 1959.
Galleries Night at Alserkal Avenue
On March 18, the creative hub will be opening up its galleries in the evening, allowing art-lovers to browse collections free of charge.
Warehouse galleries such as Grey Noise, Ayyam Gallery and Green Art Gallery will not only keep their doors open as the night falls but will display new collections for the event.
Not only will a diverse range of artist be exhibited, but a wide range of artistic form. The event will take place between 6-10pm.
In 2019, Art Dubai will celebrate its 13th year. This year, exhibition-goers will be able to marvel over the work of over 500 contemporary artists. But as well as the art exhibitions, there’s plenty more for connoisseurs to get stuck into.
Between March 20-23, there will also be a programme of talks, performances, tours and workshops. One exhibition we’re counting down to is the UAE now, which will showcase the UAE’s independent artist-run projects.
DIFC Art Nights
Another free event, this brings together the art of music and entertainment to the season, too. Over 4,000 creatives, collectors and admirers are expected to attend the event in DIFC which aims to highlight the multicultural art within the region.
Expect live music and entertainment as well as outdoor installations and never seen before exhibitions.
The event takes place on March 18 from 7pm and is free of charges.