QUOZhappens: Common Ground for Cultural Minds


With the aim of connecting cultural minds through art, design, music and film, 30 art spaces will open their doors to the public in Dubai’s thriving cultural hub Al Quoz this Saturday, parallel to the closing day of Art Abu Dhabi.

This initiative marks the launch of an annual art event that fosters relationships between the Gulf’s creative communities. The day’s program features a variety of free events and the unique opportunity to meet the owners, gallerists and artists behind Dubai’s burgeoning contemporary art scene. The programme will also include talks, film screenings, performances and children’s workshops. ArtBus shuttles will transport passengers to and from the day’s events that are scheduled away from the gallery-lined Alserkal Avenue.

Participating spaces include Green Art Gallery and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde; two Dubai galleries who, this past summer, were the first ever representatives from the Gulf region to be invited to Art Basel. earlier this year.

As Gulf artists gain increasing recognition on the international stage, it is initiatives like QUOZ that invite the public to connect and collaborate with the creative people and places that make it happen. Appealing equally to families and students as it does to art enthusiasts and collectors, QUOZ intends to foster a cultural dialogue within Dubai’s rapidly expanding creative arts community.

QUOZ will run from 10am-10pm on Saturday 10 Nov. 2012
For more information and the event program visit: facebook.com/QUOZhappens

James Clar - "Waves (with sunset)", part of "The Iris Was a Pupil" exhibition at Carbon 12 GalleryJames Clar – “Waves (with sunset)”, part of “The Iris Was a Pupil” exhibition at Carbon 12 Gallery


Additional Information

Date: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012
Open Times: 10am-10pm
Al Quoz Art Spaces, Dubai, UAE


Blog entry by Melissa King in Berlin; Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

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