Tagged: Cultural

Antonia Carver on Dubai’s cultural arts scene

“People are finding solace and positivity in being able to engage with culture. Now more than ever,” says Antonia Carver, director of Art Jameel

Antonia Carver, the British-born director of cultural organisation Art Jameel, is based at Jameel Arts Centre on Jaddaf Waterfront. She oversaw the opening of the privately owned institution, one of Dubai’s first contemporary art museums, in 2018. Free to enter, the engaging and tranquil space sits right by the Dubai Creek next to the Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park.

She never tires of her workplace. “I feel so super-lucky to work here. I get to look

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Women stir cultural melting pot with art on COVID-19 Pages exhibit

“I’ve always wanted to use the past and make present statements,” says artist and architect LaVerne Wells-Bowie. 

Locked up in her home during quarantine, Wells-Bowie was in the midst of an artistic block. Typically she would be traveling internationally and collecting vernacular art pieces to adorn her studio space. She is moved by textures and three-dimensional work, and typically uses found materials. 

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During the lockdown, she decided to rummage through old boxes of

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Dubai becomes first in the world to provide cultural visa

Dubai has always been encouraging towards art and culture. The city’s metropolitan vibe has always attracted artists from across the globe to showcase their art in Dubai.

Making it a global hub of culture, art and creativity, the idea to grant cultural visas will open doors for artists from across the globe, making Dubai a global centre for culture. The decision comes from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who adopted a new system to grant the first cultural visa in the world.

The initiative will

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“It is not cultural appropriation to take cues from the local culture” says commenter

a group of people in grassy area next to a building: Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre

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Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre

In this week’s comments update, readers are questioning who should design the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre in Adelaide and sharing their views on other top stories.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot have revealed visuals of the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

The architecture studio was inspired by traditional indigenous shelters when designing the building, which will host a mix of exhibition and event spaces to celebrate the “past, present and future” of Australia’s First Nations.

“I don’t think this building evokes anything remotely aboriginal”

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