The Dubai-side of Contemporary Art

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Of the up-and-come-ers in Contemporary Art, the Middle East is growing fast, and none more so than Dubai. The best way to describe the city, let alone what goes on in it, is as a "mover and shaker", and so fittingly, the most appropriate way to start the discourse on what is really going on here, is to jump right in.

The fall season of art has officially begun as of September 9, with Dubai holding its collective gallery vernissages to mark the end of the heat-induced hibernation. With two main areas where you can find contemporary art galleries, DIFC in downtown Dubai, and Al Quoz, in the industrial area, there is a small concentration of local locales. The ones most worth checking out in September and October? Carbon 12 Dubai and Grey Noise, both located in Al Quoz at Alserkal Avenue.

Carbon 12 Dubai
Ghazel "Family Tree"

Carbon12Dubai-Ghazel-Episode 10  Dino, 33x90cm,2013

"Ghazel was born in Tehran, Iran in 1966. 
That is both the beginning and the end of Ghazel