Art exhibitions

Najat Makki presents kaleidoscopic, evocative body of work in new solo exhibition
Over a career spanning decades, Makki has remained one of the UAE's pioneering women artists
Arts & Culture
September 28, 2023, 3:02 AM
Culture Bites: Talking exhibitions, portraits and TV
This week's episode covers Letters of Light exhibition, Hollywood strikes and The Continental miniseries
Culture Bites
September 21, 2023, 1:18 PM
Seven regional artists shortlisted for $60,000 Richard Mille Art Prize
The selected creatives will have their work showcased as part of the third Art Here exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi
Art & Design
September 19, 2023, 10:12 AM
Landmark exhibition gives Sri Lankan art a long-overdue voice on global stage
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka show questions what it means to be a 'foreigner'
Arts & Culture
September 17, 2023, 3:03 AM
East meets west as Menart Fair gathers Arab galleries in Paris
More than 30 galleries are in the French capital for Europe's only showcase dedicated to contemporary art from the Mena region
Art & Design
September 16, 2023, 11:22 AM
Poetic of Machines: Exhibition at 421 is a playful reimagining of technology
The show draws on the past to reframe the tools and devices that populate our daily lives in fascinating new ways
September 15, 2023, 6:02 PM
Giant artwork of the Moon to be installed in Palestine's Aida camp
Luke Jerram received several invitations to present Museum of the Moon in Israel, but the British artist opted to install it in Palestine instead
Arts & Culture
September 15, 2023, 10:08 AM
Sharjah Biennial announces five curators for 16th event
The biennial is set to take place in 2025
Art & Design
September 14, 2023, 2:10 PM
Vantage Point Sharjah 11 to spotlight emerging photographers from Africa and Asia
The exhibition will run from October to January at the Old Al Diwan Al Amiri in Sharjah’s Al Hamriyah
Arts & Culture
September 12, 2023, 2:02 PM
Letters of Light: Louvre Abu Dhabi exhibition illuminates the history of holy books
Running until January 14, new show displays some of the oldest sacred texts of the three Abrahamic faiths
Arts & Culture
September 12, 2023, 11:46 AM
Young Palestinian artists shine in new London show
Spanning a number of themes, In the Shade of the Sun features Mona Benyamin's highly charged faux news show and a 125-year-old olive tree
Art & Design
September 12, 2023, 3:02 AM
Best art exhibitions to look forward to around the world this autumn
From Sharjah to New York, Dubai to Vienna, The National picks the highlights from the upcoming season
Arts & Culture
September 11, 2023, 6:05 AM
Things to do in the UAE this week, from Nickelodeon awards to classic opera
Additionally, a popular New York barre studio is returning to Dubai
Things to do
September 11, 2023, 4:02 AM
AlUla Design Award winners take modern twist on ancient history
Creators playfully channel character of Saudi region for chairs, oil lanterns and serving sets
Arts & Culture
September 08, 2023, 10:23 AM
Frieze Seoul 2023 highlights, from Colde gig to expanded film section
Arts programme returns with movies, guest panels and live music in South Korean capital
Arts & Culture
September 06, 2023, 2:15 PM
Painters brush up on majesty of Pakistan’s mountains
Three artists, who'd never been to the country before, spent 10 days capturing its beautiful and brutal landscapes for Dubai exhibition
Art & Design
September 03, 2023, 3:01 AM
Dubai exhibition pits man against machine, artists versus AI
The National dives into Deep Blue, an immersive showcase that turns NFTs and crypto into reality at the Theatre of Digital Art
Art & Design
August 26, 2023, 7:03 AM
Reena Saini Kallat's Switzerland debut poses questions about disaster and conflict
The Mumbai artist's museum show explores the impact of politics, colonialism and climate change
Art & Design
August 15, 2023, 3:02 AM
First Dubai Calligraphy Biennale to begin in October
The month-long festival showcasing the traditional art form will include more than 15 exhibitions across the city
Art & Design
August 14, 2023, 1:19 PM
Lamba Forever Mandrakizay depicts the melancholy and weight of traditional Malagasy fabric
The exhibition at Hakanto Contemporary in Madagascar brings together works by more than 20 artists
Arts & Culture
August 14, 2023, 3:12 AM