Art ‘à la Carte’ in Dubai – the New Gallery Restaurant Trend
Works of art have just found a new home in the current wave of artistic dinners in Dubai. Instead of going to a gallery, you can now see art on the walls next to dining room tables and restaurant kitchens. Except unlike traditional gallery and museum settings, you get to do more than passively look on at the art. You’re in it, you’re eating, and you’re taking it all in. Mark your diaries this for the following dining exhibitions in Dubai this Art Week.
La Petite Maison Dubai 13 to 20 March 2016
La Petite Maison Dubai in collaboration with Opera Gallery will become a museum of dining starting on 13 March 2016 in celebration of Art Week. Diners will be able to view sculptures from New York artist Jonathan Seliger whose “Born To Shop” collection comprises eye catching pieces of pop art in the form of over-sized shopping bags including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
Photography from Toronto native Douglas Kirkland – who found fame after photographing Marilyn Monroe for Look Magazine’s 25th anniversary in 1961 – will also be on display, giving diners a glimpse of Kirkland’s most iconic subjects including Coco Chanel and Brigitte Bardot.
The works will be on display at La Petite Maison from 13 to 20 March 2016.
La Cantine du Faubourg 10 March to 7 June 2016
La Cantine du Faubourg offers guests a concept going beyond dinning by exposing them to a mutli-sensorial artistic experience. Visitors will enjoy discovering Nadine Kanso, who in herself and through her artwork, is the DNA of Dubai. Lebanon is her country of birth, Dubai has become her world of expression.
Nadine Kanso is a multimedia artist: from her jewelry brand Bil Arabi, to her photography, collages and designs, a single voice rises, one that questions the diversities of the Arab world through a single positive expression of hope, which is why La Cantine du Faubourg will donate 50% of the proceeds to the Hamdan International Photography Award.
Nadine Kanso has experienced the city’s creative awakening and enthusiastic expansion over the past 17 years. From her roots to her new home of adoption, her work explores new ways to express what it means to be an Arab in today’s world. Crying out Beirut’s dualism of both suffering and joy, underlining Dubai’s ambivalent shapes, both extravagantly materialistic and humanly authentic.
Gaucho has recently revealed its long awaited interior refurbishment and the results are stunning: Think sharp black leather, emerald green upholstery, shimmering flecks of silver and super flattering low lighting. The décor is modern and in keeping with the sophisticated style of Gaucho, the brand’s talented Creative Director Patsy Godik.
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