The Culture Calendar

Another week, another full diary of exclusive finds across Dubai to keep things fresh and fab. Keep an eye for an exciting upcoming cultural exhibitions to keep your days filled with new sights of history and things you have not yet discovered.

Love, Team TLD

‘At the Edge of Land’ at Jameel Arts Centre

‘At The Edge of Land’ explores the intricate connections between landscapes and trade, highlighting the interconnected geographies, resources, and commodities.t showcases the work of 20 talented artists from various corners of the globe, along with stunning pieces from the prestigious Art Jameel Collection.

Date: May 22nd – September 29th 2024 | Time: 6PM – 9PM Location: Jameel Arts Centre

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‘Charts for A Resurrection’ by Dima Srouji at Lawrie Shabibi

Dima Srouji, an artist, architect, and researcher, is excited to present her first solo exhibition, Charts for a Resurrection, on May 7 2024. The exhibition delves into various themes, such as ground, objects, displacement, restitution, forgeries, and living archives, with the intention of fostering creative breakthroughs and liberation. Experience a captivating exhibition showcasing a unique blend of installations and archival prints. Delve into a world where historical artifacts intertwine with vividly imagined archaeological sites. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this mesmerizing display, open until July 6, 2024.

Date: May 7th – July 6th 2024 | Location: Lawrie Shabibi Unit 21, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1

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‘The Sky of the Seven Valleys’ at The Third Line

Ala Ebtekar, Zenith VI, 2023 – 2024, Acrylic and charcoal underdrawing on cyanotype on canvas exposed by sun, moon, and starlight, 182.88 x 365.76 x 5.08 cm, Quadriptych

‘The Sky of the Seven Valleys’ is an exhibition by Ala Ebtekar that explores transcendent experiences in a single room. The series, inspired by Farid ud-Din Attar’s Sufi poem Conference of the Birds, follows the journeys of thirty birds through seven valleys of enlightenment: Quest, Love, Knowledge, Detachment, Unity, Wonderment, Poverty, and Annihilation. The paintings merge multi-wavelength photographic processes with Ebtekar’s unique cloud-making brushstrokes, creating an immersive environment of boundless perspective and possibility. The exhibition showcases Ebtekar’s mastery of scaling, ancient photo exposure techniques, and Iranian coffeehouse painting.

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‘Looking, Dwelling, Leaving’ at The Third Line

Khalid Jauffer, Looking I, 2024, Edited found job seeking advertisements, archival inkjet print, pencil on paper, cork board pins, stainless steel custom notice boards, 90 x 120 x 8 cm (framed)

Being unaware of our surroundings can greatly impact our consciousness and sensitivity. Khalid, in a more critical state, discovers metaphorical possibilities within the remnants of society. Through careful attention, discarded objects and broken things are transformed into new beginnings, unraveling the tightly wound threads of human fragility hidden within unremarkable shells. This meticulous process of care and attention allows us to gain a deeper understanding and greater appreciation for the world that surrounds us.

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