Weekend art guide: August 11-13

Weekend art guide: August 11-13

Emergeast, Al Serkal Avenue, Mohsen Gallery

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Editor: Shannon Wylie

Art afficionados take note! It's time to mark your diaries with the best art shows over the next few days. From an arts show in Sharjah to discovering new artists online and a new installation masterpiece in Dubai, these are the places for you to be and be seen this weekend.

New artists and artworks at Emergeast

Discover the must-know names in regional art as UAE-based online art gallery Emergeast adds to its esteemed list of artists. The new group includes Abdullah Al Otaibi, a Kuwaiti artist who has exhibited from the UAE to the UK, Spain and Italy, showcasing his signature monochromatic painting style of human figures with light brush strokes and a slight pop of colour.

Weekend art guide Aug11-13

Land by Ali Phi at Mohsen Gallery

Utilising digital and audiovidual mediums, Iranian artist Ali Phi presents must-see installations that share how his different versions of land, including architecture, gardens, carpets and patterns, helped to shape and create his own interpretation of utopia.

Weekend art guide Aug11-13

Land runs from August 11 at Mohsen Gallery.

 Saturday art tour with Al Serkal Avenue

This week, Alserkal Programing is heading to Sharjah for two exhibitions: Collectivity — Objects and Associations in the UAE Art World on show at Maraya Art Centre and Beloved Bodies II at Barjeel Art Foundation. While the former gathers artworks from private collections, the latter explores the human body, representing it in both literal and metaphorical concepts.

Weekend art guide Aug11-13

Alserkal Programming runs on Saturday, August 12. To reserve a spot, email

In other art news, read about artists involved in Versace's digital arts project, Virtual Versace.