1x1 Contemporary Art
Moved from its Jumeirah home and occupying a converted warehouse, this gallery has emerged as a key place for sourcing Indian art. This...
Cartoon Art Gallery
Located a couple of doors away from Courtyard (and a branch of Lime Tree Cafe), this is the first gallery in the Middle East that’s...
This cultural complex wraps around its eponymous courtyard, flanked by an eccentric hodgepodge of buildings that makes it look like a...
In the absence of quality programming at the multiplexes, art galleries such as Art Sawa occasionally hold film screenings.
Third Line information
Located between Interchange Nos 3 and 4, Third Line is run by a couple of talented young curators (Sunny Rahbar and Claudia Cellini) and is one of the city’s more exciting spaces for contemporary Middle Eastern art. Artists represented often transcend the rules of traditional styles to create fresh new forms. The gallery regularly exhibits at international art fairs, including the Frieze Art Fair (London), Artissima (Turin, Italy) and Art Beat Istanbul. It represents emerging Emirati artists as well as famous names like Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri, and controversial Iraqi artist Hayv Kahraman with her depictions of honour killings, gender and war.