Calling all culture vultures…

If you have come to realize your diary is filled with dinners, brunches and coffee dates with friends, consider visiting an art exhibition or event for a dose of something different.

We’ve rounded up a list of six awesome art exhibitions, installations and events taking place this November for you to add to your to-do list.

Art exhibitions

French Kiss at La Galerie

French kiss by Marc Ferrero

‘French Kiss’ by Marc Ferrero is an exhibition held at Alliance Francaise Dubai and curated by La Galerie Nationale. Ferrero’s main subject in this exhibition called ‘French Kiss’ shows the face of a woman wearing large black sunglasses and a lipstick. Being the head of a new pictorial movement, Storytelling Art, the portraits by Ferrero in this exhibition express the different roles that are offered to women in modern life. The artist uses strong graphical angles, lines and forms to display inner strength but softens this impression of power with the lipstick as the symbol of femininity.

‘French Kiss’ by Marc Ferrero, La Galerie, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, exhibition runs until Dec 11, 9am to 7pm Sun to Wed, 9am to 5pm Thur and Sat. Tel: (0)4 335 8712.

Nocturne at Custot Gallery

Nocturne Custot Gallery

‘Nocturne’ is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. Based on this, artists Koo Jeong A and Tomás Saraceno, both of who are dreamers, have put on an expressive exhibition showcasing just how connected we are to the starry night and darkness.

Nocturne, Custot Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, until Jan 6. Tel:(0)4 346 8148.


Studio Iregular at Dubai Design District (d3)


Dubai Design Week is back for another year running from November 9 to 14 with a diverse programme featuring over 100+ events and activities from exhibitions to pop-ups, outdoor installations and more. One installation you shouldn’t miss is the technology-led experience ‘Points in Common’ by Montreal-based Studio Iregular. It involves artificial intelligence, computer vision, optics and a lot of code. The exhibition will allow visitors to control and interact with a digital experience onsite together, yet apart. 

Studio Iregular, Between building 10 and 11 in Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai, until Nov 14. 

Museum of the Moon at Oli Oli

Museum of the Moon

To help mark its third anniversary, OliOli has bought a stunning exhibition titled ‘The Museum of the Moon’ by artist Luke Jerram to its space. The world-renowned artist has created a five-meter accurate replica of the moon by fusing imagery from detailed NASA pictures of the lunar surface. The unique setup includes surround sound composition created by Bafta and Ivor Novello award-winning composer, Dan Jones. The exhibit has travelled all across the world, currently spanning 30 countries from England to Latvia, India, Belgium, Australia and more and will be in Dubai for five more months. Don’t want kids running around? Adults can head over on Thursday from 7pm to 9pm after making an advance booking for just Dhs45. The experience lasts 30 minutes.

The Museum of the Moon, OliOli, Al Quoz 1, close to Oasis Centre Mall, Dubai, exhibition runs until April 2021. Tel:(0)4 702 7300.


Fractured at Opera Gallery

Opera Gallery-Fractured

It’s strange times for everyone at the moment as we still come to grips with how to deal with the pandemic. Many artists have used their emotions during this strange time to create some stunning artwork and this is exactly what is reflected in Swiss artist Andy Denzler and his Fractured exhibition. As you virtually gaze at the stunning artwork, notice how the faces and bodies are distorted and the apparent gaping holes on the canvas which suggest being cut off from people and places outside of our home.

Images: Supplied