What to see at this month's Galleries Night in Dubai
An evening of art
On September 15, galleries in Dubai's artistic hub of Alserkal will simultaneously open their doors with a VIP preview from 5pm–7pm and a public opening from 7pm onwards. The evening will welcome the creative community of city to the unveiling of new contemporary art exhibitions and events, and mark the opening of the 2014/15 arts season...
The host of the renowned Young Collectors Auction, Ayyam Gallery will give people a chance to see a preview of their latest auction from 10.00am–6.00pm – with the Auction to be held on September 30. The auction will give an opportunity for both experienced and aspiring collectors to bid on an array of selected works from established and emerging artists from the Middle East, from paintings, photography, limited edition prints, and sculptures.
Across the avenue, Grey Nose gallery will be showcasing Pakistani artist Mariam Suhail's first solo show in Dubai, with an exhibition that will present images, prints and texts that lie in the space between studies and proposals.
Green Art Gallery
This gallery's opening exhibition, entitled Works On Paper: Hikayat, will consist of over 50 works on paper by modern Arab artists including Khouzayma Alwani, Mahmoud Hammad, Adham Ismail, and many more.
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Welcoming visitors from 7pm, the gallery will give art enthusiasts a chance to meet Khaled Hasan and Neo Ntsoma, two of the six exhibiting photographers of Majority World – a unique photo agency that highlights and supports inspiring works by photographers from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Lawrie Shabibi will also be opening Art & Application, a group exhibition that brings together six contemporary artists from around the world. And ending on a musical note, The Fridge will present a showcase of contemporary musicians and dancers from 7pm onwards, which will see Sherif Moghazy, the region's premiere hang drum performer, Jazz artist Chris Van Der Westhuizen, David Beats Goliath, a performing arts duo and local indie-folk band Physical Graffiti, entertaining the crowd.