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This month finds itself submerged into the world of art. From contemporary to modern, theatre to sculpture, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the exhibits taking place through the period


Inspired by the art and creativity that’s on display during the month of March, Vida Downtown Dubai collaborates with The Mine, a contemporary art gallery for unique emerging artists to unveil the second edition of #ARTINVIDA- one of the property’s many art driven initiatives to promote artistic dialogue and support the works of emerging artists in the region. For this special collaboration, The Mine will be presenting the renowned Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi to create a site-specific installation titled ‘Reverse Volume’ within the hotel’s interiors. The unveiling of the installation will take place on March 16 at VIDA Downtown Dubai and will carry on throughout the month of March.


From the 14th till the 18th of March, d3 will become the hub of all things design. Talks, workshops, screenings and more will be held over the five days. Most of the events are free to public. As is the leading fair in the Middle East and South Asia, it is dedicated to collectible and limited edition furniture and design objects. The fair presents design from leading international designers and galleries alongside up and coming design from across the world. The fair also presents a strong non-commercial programme consisting of education, workshops, installations and live performances.


Opera Gallery Dubai welcomes the extravagant Lita Cabellut. Set to showcase her new series ‘Colors of Dew’ on the opening night of DIFC’s Art Nights on the 14th of March in the presence of the artist herself. Combining the tantalizing beauty of femininity with the intuitive effects of color Cabellut draws from her past series entitled ‘Impulse’, which united elements of sublimity, pleasure and pain to examine our inherent attraction to imperfection, ‘Color of Dew’ confronts our immediate emotional responses to contrasting components.


The newly opened gallery exhibits works that exemplify intricacy of detail, originality of concept and exquisite craftsmanship across the field of kinetic art. M.A.D.Gallery Dubai presents prestigious artists in the field of mechanical art including Chicara Nagata, whose award winning ‘road machines’ have required each over 7’000 hours of work, by the master himself. Visitors can explore a selection of carefully curated Mechanical Art Devices by an impressive roll call of international artists including; Berlin-based artist Frank Buchwald’s ‘Machine Lights’; striking metallic sculptures by Chinese artist Xia Hang; and French-born Quentin Carnaille’s intricate pieces created using thousands of vintage watch components, among others.


Cities Boutique, the regions art, design and lifestyle store, is participating for the second time in Design Days Dubai. The Cities’ exhibit at Design Days Dubai will focus on the theme of ‘Orientalism Reinterpreted’. The term ‘Orientalism’ is often used to refer to depictions and imitations of aspects of Middle Eastern, South Asian, African and East Asian cultures. As time has passed, the word has faded from active usage as uncertainty surrounds its meaning. The exhibit theme was conceived to reclaim ownership of this term and cast it in a more positive light.