Art and Art History

 

Art and Home

Nikolaj Nielsen explores an oasis of contemporary art and design at the Trapholt museum in Kolding, Denmark.

Beginnings, Books, and Bazaars

In the first part of her interview with the Slavs and Tatars art collective, Diana Gluck explores the group's origins and the conversations sparked by its installations.

Night Light

  All photography by Jack Dickson. When I walked into the NYUAD Project Space to meet Julie Stopper for a tour of her exhibition Night Light, I saw a group of students sprawled on the floor, huddled around a computer, giggling at the screen. Stopper was sitting...

Eid Postcard Contest Winners

We asked community members who had traveled during the 2014 Eid al-Adha holiday to submit photos from their trips that would make good postcards. Here are our top submissions. Scroll down to find our winning three postcards:   Aiman Khurram, Those Who Don't Jump....

Da Vinci Comes to Abu Dhabi

I should warn you, art has never really been my thing. I have never felt comfortable contemplating art pieces, analyzing them or describing what I feel when I look at them -- partly because I feel nothing. As you might imagine, then, attending the Abu Dhabi Talking...

Interview with Abdullah al-Mutairi

I first discovered Abdullah al Mutairi, an artist from Kuwait but studying in NYC, online on an art competition hosted by 89+ and DIS magazine, called DIScrit. Dubbing its contestants #YoungerThanRihanna, the contest aimed to promote work from artists born in and...

Crocheting Community

Approximately one year ago, at the beginning of my freshman year at college, I was required to attend an NYUAD Institute talk about coral reefs made out of crochet. In all honesty, I wasn’t entirely keen – I felt typical teenage angst at “being forced to attend an...

What Do Our Artists Say About Us?

Last summer, while interning at a contemporary art gallery in Manhattan, my boss assigned me the prestigious task of purchasing a jeroboam (a three liter bottle) of champagne for her friend’s birthday. When I called a local liquor store, they offered me not only a...

Art in Review: XVA Gallery’s I Hate My Friends

XVA Gallery’s I Hate My Friends, an exhibition featuring works by five NYUAD students and curated by fourth-year student Grace Hauser, showed technical mastery, consistency in themes, and offered challenging explorations of what it means to live in the UAE The show’s...

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