A group exhibition curated by Cristiana de Marchi and Mohammed Kazem, A Public Privacy brings together new works by a group of emerging Emirati, locally based and GCC artists. The inaugural exhibition from U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration launches a new platform under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.
U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration is an open format platform focusing on the promotion of the youngest generation of Emirati, UAE and GCC-based artistic talents. A new regular presence on the region’s visual art scene, U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration is inspired by the wish to foster the talent of the youngest generation of local visual art practitioners. The platform aims to support artists’ national and international exposure to art professionals, as well as offering them opportunities for wider representation and promotion at an early stage in their careers.
The support is conceived to grant a regular exhibitive and curated platform coinciding with the main events of the Spring art season in the United Arab Emirates, and will promote young practitioners by assisting them in the creation and production of new works and projects.
The inaugural exhibition, A Public Privacy, addresses issues of the artists’ self-positioning in the public arena, and of the mediation between the private sphere that is dominated by traditional values – both on an individual and a collective scale – and the public context.
Featuring Emirati artists Shamma Al-Amri, Hamad Al Falasi, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Jumairy; Kuwaiti artist Monira Al Qadiri and Indian/UAE based artist Vikram Divecha, the exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue designed by Brusselssprout and enriched by essays and contributions by local and international scholars.
DUCTAC Kids Spring Art Camp - Oceana
29 March - 2 April
5 April - 9 April
This year’s DUCTAC Spring camp takes place Sunday – Thursday, 29th March – 9th April. Titled Oceana, the camp is inspired by the undersea world. Campers from ages 5 to 11 will enjoy an informative and inspiring session with a marine specialist, discussing local sea life and conservation. Our trained camp professionals will then lead students in arts and crafts workshops based on what they’ve learnt about these aquatic environments. They’ll get messy and make new friends while enjoying a range of fun activities including pottery, mono-printing, mask making and mural painting. The camp is a great opportunity for arty kids to learn technical skills, receive personal guidance from art instructors and share ideas with friends.
The camp runs Sunday to Thursday from 10am – 1.30pm. A one week course costs AED 900 and two weeks costs AED 1600. All art supplies and materials are provided, including an ‘Arts Camp’ T-shirt.