Plan ahead and fill your April agendas with these exciting events spanning across art, design and nightlife…
ARCHITECTURE OF BEING
Iraqi-British artist Heitham Adjina brings his deep and colourful works to Dubai for his first solo exhibition in the city, on display at Showcase Gallery in Alserkal Avenue. An architect by profession, his true passion lies in creating his artworks which are an exploration of colour combinations, shapes and symbolism.
Heitham Adjina: Architecture of being at the Showcase Gallery, Al Serkal Avenue until May 9; Showcaseuae.com
FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON
Travelling to Paris soon? Don’t miss the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s two simultaneous exhibitions. The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism (until June 17) presents 110 artworks from the collection of English industrialist and patron of the arts, Samuel Courtauld, for the first time in 60 years, including works by Henro de Toulouse-Lautrec, Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin. Running in parallel is A Vision for Painting (until August 26) showcasing a new selection of 70 works from Fondation Louis Vuitton’s collection, including Yayoi Kusama, Gerhard Richter and Ettore Spalletti. Do not miss.
JOIN THE PARTY
Bringing the infamous Beirut party scene to Dubai is Sky 2.0, a new standalone nightlife venue in the heart of Dubai Design District. The brainchild of Chafic El Khazen, CEO at Sky Management – who says his dream is to give the city’s partygoers “unforgettable evenings that turn into mornings” – the club will host Reggaeton, Afro-Latino and R‘n’B music nights, complete with dancers and performers to ramp up the electricity even more. The space was designed by French architect Michèle Sarfati who says: “We wanted the venue structure to resemble a UFO that is dropped in the desert.” If that doesn’t make you curious, nothing will.