Ramadan is back, and this time around, it has its own soundtrack. The month is coinciding with the latest art season, and by the looks of things– the art world is shifting its focus to sounds from across the globe.
This art season is chockfull of must-visit shows, each with a mixture of virtual art and sound installations—and you’re going to want to check them out. Looking for a way to kill a few hours before iftar? These are the shows you need to visit.
For the first time in Dubai, Yasiin Bey’s latest chef d’oeuvre will be on display. The exhibition, titled Negus, is essentially a 28-minute album that is not made available for streaming anywhere. Produced by Lord Tusk, Steven Julien and Acyde, Yasiin Bey designed the multi-track recording as an installation to encourage people to be fully present while listening to it.
March 28 – May 5, The Third Line, Dubai.
Age of You
Age of You, Photo credits: Daniela Baptista
Jameel is showcasing Age of You, an exhibition centred around the concept of transformation. Curated by Shuman Basser, Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Dolly & Leon’s graphic design features over 70 audiovisual collaborations worldwide, including design, film, photography, technology and electronic music.
January 28 – august 14
Art jameel centre.
Sharjah art is putting the spotlight on Bangladeshi artist Naeem Mohaiemen, known for his work using film installation and essays, all focused on South Asia’s postcolonial history. The 2018 Turner Prize nominee, will see his film Tripoli Cancelled play at Sharjah Art Foundation. The 95 minutes movie tells a story inspired by the director’s father, who was trapped in an airport in Greece for nine days in 1977 without a passport.
April 30th , Sharjah Art Foundation , Sharjah.