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Perrotin Dubai at ICD Brookfield – Exhibition of Takashi Murakami & Jason Boyd Kinsella

Earlier this year, Perrotin announced that it would open its first location in the Middle East, in Dubai. In the past, the gallery has showcased incredible contemporary artists, as seen in its recent participation with Art Dubai 2022. Located in the prime DIFC, Perrotin is surrounded by the likes of Christie’s, Sotheby’s and other galleries. With this new outpost in a 7th city, Perrotin aims to create connections and strengthen its ties with the Arab world, which have been developed over many years to promote its artists in the region.

Besides, Perrotin is partnering with ICD Brookfield Place to organize the first exhibitions of Takashi Murakami and Jason Boyd Kinsella in the UAE. IT will open in Dubai on November 25th, and run until January 28th, 2023. 

Stay tuned for all Perrotin news: @galerieperrotin on Twitter

Noor Riyadh 2022 Festival

As a part of the Riyadh Art Initiative, Noor Riyadh is an annual light and art event celebrating local talent. Under the theme “We Dream of New Horizons”, this year’s festival will take place at four central locations, including Al-Kindi Plaza, Salam Park, King Abdullah Financial District and JAX Diriyah, with multiple functions in 40 locations across Riyadh. Last but not least, Lebanese singer Dana Hourani has performed at the opening ceremony.

The event is currently running until the 19th. The accompanying exhibition will run until February 4th.For further details, visit riyadhart.sa.

Khaleej Modern: Pioneers and Collectives in Arabian Peninsula” at NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery

Part of NYU Abu Dhabi’s academic art gallery, Khaleeji Modern is a rich exhibition curated by Dr Aisha Stoby – curator of Oman’s Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. Based on Stoby’s PhD research, the exhibition explores the region’s artistic evolution and cultural boom that occurred across the gulf after the discovery of oil. The show also invites families to experience the gallery with its own Youth Guide. 

The exhibition is ongoing and will run until December 11th.

Forever is Now II” in Cairo, Egypt

Organized by Egyptian consultancy Art d’Egypte, the ‘Forever is Now’ exhibition has returned for its second year. This time around, 11 artists are showcasing their large-scale contemporary installations as the ancient Pyramids of Giza serve as the backdrop. The remarkable exhibition includes an international roster of artists from the MENA region, Europe, and more, including Emirati multimedia artist Zeinab Alhashemi, Tunisian artist eL Seed, and Egyptian artist Ahmed Karaly.

The exhibition is currently running until November 30th. For further details, visit artdegypte.org.

Rand Al-Hadethi is an art, culture, and fashion writer who approaches all her creative endeavours with a penchant for storytelling. She explores the intersection of fashion, culture, and society and sheds light on talent and cultural movements across the Middle East and the world. Rand also publishes a bi-monthly themed substack newsletter called WebWeaver™. To reach Rand, email her at rand@khamsa5.com or follow her on social media @rundoozz.