The first major retrospective of Abdulqader Al Rais in Paris

25 September – 21 October 2018 As part of the French-Emirati cultural dialogue 2018, Dubai Culture is presenting the first major retrospective in France of the Emirati painter Abdulqader Al Rais at the Institut du monde arabe, on view through 21 October 2018.   Through a selection of more than 50 artworks, the exhibition unveils [...]

Aflam invites applications for the 3rd edition of WarshatAflam !

Aflam invites applications for the 3rd edition of WarshatAflam ! Created during the 4th International Festival of Arab Cinema in November 2016, WarshAflam/The Aflam Workshop is a scheme set up with the support of the CNC’s (Centre National du Cinéma) Short-Film Talent programme and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region’s annual programm that brings support to young artists. Its goal [...]

PULSAR The Open Art Prize

Within the context of the Emirati-French Cultural Dialogue, the Institut français in the UAE invite local artists to participate in Pulsar The Open Art Prize. You are a visual artists, musician, architect, designer, actor, engineer, graphist, scientist ? The call for participation is open until May 5, 2018, the 3 winning projects will receive a [...]

Globes: Visions of the World – Louvre Abu Dhabi

Inauguration of « Globes, Visions of the World » / « Le Monde en Sphères ». Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the UAE Louvre Abu Dhabi presents from March 23 to June 2,  the second temporary exhibition, Globes: Visions of the World. Globes, archaeological remains, coins, scripts or prints, astrolabes, world maps and [...]

ART WEEK: Tahar Ben Jelloun writer and artist

The Alliance française Dubai  has welcomed the French-Moroccan poet Tahar Ben Jelloun, winner of the Goncourt prize for his novel The Sacred Night. On the occasion of  La Semaine de la Francophonie, the author came to present his latest work, The punishment, published by Gallimard, an autobiographical narrative. It is filled with anecdotes telling the [...]

Institut français X Art Dubai Talk

"CoLab, a story of cultural cooperation" @Art Dubai Saturday 24th March - 2.00pm      The United Arab Emirates and France have built up closer and closer ties since the creation of the Federation. This long-lasting and strong friendship is embodied in the field of culture by the Louvre Abu Dhabi. “CoLab – contemporary art [...]

Francophonie Month

Francophonie Month     Every year, the Francophonie month promotes French language across the world. Meetings with artists and writers, all over the globe, are organized, as well as conferences, workshops and performances which celebrate French language in its diversity. On the occasion of the Francophonie festival, more than thirty events shall take place in [...]

Francophonie month

Francophonie month Every year, the Francophonie month promotes French language across the world. Meetings with artists and writers, all over the globe, are organized, as well as conferences, workshops and performances which celebrate French language in its diversity. 
On the occasion of the Francophonie festival, more than thirty events shall take place in the UAE, [...]

Sharjah Light Festival

    Sharjah Light Festival: 8th Edition From 7th to 17th February Following the world famous Fêtes des Lumières organized each year in Lyon, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority decided, with this innovative and unifying concept of the Sharjah Light Festival, to invest public space at night, this time space of all possibilities, making [...]

Co-Lab: contemporary art & savoir-faire @ Louvre Abu Dhabi

On December 21, 2017, the Emirati-French Cultural Programme - Dialogue with the Louvre Abu Dhabi unveiled its last opus: the exhibition "Co-Lab: contemporary art & savoir-faire". Combining the know-how of four historic manufacturers with the creativity of four UAE-based artists, "Co-Lab" is truely a collaborative project, a skills workshop whose result is exhibited until March [...]