Focus on Art Dubai

March 29, 2015 - By Art Newspaper

At Jeddah’s Athr Gallery, Hazem Harb presents pre-1948 photographs of Palestine, thwarted by intrusive slabs of concrete in his “Archaeology of Occupation” series, 2015, (there is a also a large monographic show of this work in the Salsali Private Museum in Alserkal).

Better Than Ever: Art Dubai 2015

March 28, 2015 - By Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

Consider Dania Al Saleh’s gorgeous pair of illustrations at Athr Gallery, Window with a View, 2015, which explore social class divisions; Akram Zaatari’s 2007 photograph Reconstructing the Arab Highway, in which workers are photographed from behind, the word “MAN” somewhat sadly printed on the backs of their uniforms at Sfeir-Semler; and Mahmoud Khaled’s cheeky print-outs of Grindr chats, Do you have work tomorrow? at Cairo’s Gypsum Gallery, which consider how even “soft” spaces are politicised.