UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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across the canvas

across the canvas

dubai. until 24 may. 1x1 art gallery. chittrovanu mazumdar.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

ABU DHABI until 28 july gallery one, emirates palace ‘a story of islamic embroidery in nomadic and urban traditions’

DUBAI until 10 may courtyard gallery ‘retrospective’ sami burhan

The rich tradition of Islamic embroidery, from Pakistan and Morocco to the West, is presented under the patronage of HH General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. A Story of Islamic Embroidery in Nomadic and Urban Traditions brings together more than 200 rare textiles. These works, with their kaleidoscope of motifs and colours, testify to the role of women in creating an artistic tradition of great significance and beauty.

Born in Syria in 1929, Sami Burhan is one of the first Arab artists to explore the aesthetics of Arabic calligraphy as a creative art form. He began studying the subject at 13 and now masters the practice. This exhibition is an overview of his ouevre and sheds light on his impressive artistic career, which has led to more than 50 exhibitions of his works, from Austria to Syria and the USA. His works can be found in public and private collections around the world.

Tourism Development and Investment Company Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 24061400 www.tdic.ae ABU DHABI 20 may–4 june al-arjun art gallery ‘spring exhibitions’

ABU DHABI until 12 may abu dhabi national theatre ‘heart safari’ leon k l chew Striking a binary balance between traditional art practices and Contemporary art processes, Dr Leon K L Chew’s artworks are unique and innovative in combining calligraphy and painting, integrating science and art, and blending East and West. The surface of

until 12 may abu dhabi national theatre ‘heart safari’ leon k l chew

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Courtyard Gallery Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 43479090 www.courtyardgallerydubai.com DUBAI until 15 may mojo gallery ‘unintentional’ ali azarmi

DUBAI until 24 may 1x1 art gallery chittrovanu mazumdar

ABU DHABI abu dhabi classics

Indian artist Chittrovanu Mazumdar draws from an ever-shifting sea of eclectic sources. In his paintings, contours of anatomy can be seen slipping into and emerging from non-representative fields of colour. Figuration gives way to a highly charged, potent movement towards Abstraction as Mazumdar revels in creating exciting spaces rife with private codes charged with stimuli.

DUBAI until 28 may thejamjar ‘i’ll be back someday’ lantian xie

14 may abu dhabi theatre ‘listen - the world’s foremost solo percussionist’ Evelyn Glennie is the first person in musical history to have successfully created and sustained a full-time career as a solo percussionist. Her irrepressible energy and bounding enthusiasm make her one of the most eclectic and innovative musicians on the scene today. This exciting and energizing concert will not only entertain, but teach us how to listen. 15 may emirates palace auditorium ‘the best of british gala’ Music lovers can enjoy London’s BBC Concert Orchestra in a traditional evening of stirring and beautiful classics from the British Isles, including Edward Elgar’s famous Pomp and Circumstance March as well as Rule, Britannia! recreating the unique atmosphere of this thrilling BBC event at London’s vast Royal Albert Hall, broadcast to millions of appreciative listeners all over the world. Abu Dhabi Classics Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 43910248 www.abudhabi-classics.ae

1x1 Art Gallery Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 43483873 www.1x1artgallery.com

his paintings is a virtual platform on which diverse entities converge and then diverge to make a picture. Chew endeavours to pursue a state between Figurative Naturalism and Abstract Intellectualism, between ‘likeness’ and ‘unlikeness’, seeking a harmony of form and spirit, past and present.