Creativity

ArtJune 21, 2017

Long and Lost in the Abstract Abyss of Helen Teede’s Art

Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Column: Habillez-Moi (which means “dress me” in French)
Reem is a fashion fanatic. She used her talents of critiquing to start a blog called “We Voice Fashion” along with a partner that shares her views on the world of fashion and design. Through her column, she likes to explore fashion in a philosophical way at times.
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Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Reading Time: 3 minutesExamining loss in Helen Teede’s “Unhomed” exhibition in which she reflects on the loss of her home in Zimbabwe. A large, strikingly painted canvas by Zimbabwean artist Helen Teede was one of the few paintings that struck a chord with me during Alserkal Avenue’s opening night last March. The artwork at hand, titled “Shifting Grounds”,

CreativityMarch 28, 2017

In The Name Of All The Rebellious Writers

Alia Al Shamsi (@aliaalshamsi)

Emarati Author and Photographer from Dubai. After receiving a BA in Photography from Griffith University she worked as a photojournalist for local newspapers covering regional and international news. In 2008 she gained a MA in Photo-Image from Durham University and has lectured photography as an adjunct at the American University of Sharjah. Her photography has been exhibited internationally and holds awards including: EDAAD Scholarship 2007, British Council Cultural Leadership International 2010 and 2011 Emirates Woman Artist of the Year.
Al Shamsi’s recently published book Alayah by Sail Publishinghas been awarded the support from Dubai Culture part of their printing and publishing movement “Reading in Arabic Challenge”.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesA rant by a writer who wants to be accepted with her mainstream writing style in the elitist

ArtDecember 29, 2016

East Meets East, Not West- Cultural Relationships between UAE & Japan

Latifa Al Azdi (@Latifazdi )

Latifa Al Azdi (@Latifazdi )

Latifa holds a BA in PR and Advertising from Zayed University and an MA in Tourism from King’s College London. She enjoys all forms of art, reading and running towards a half marathon. Through her column “The Art of Observation” she shares her experiences of art events, exhibitions and talks.
Latifa Al Azdi (@Latifazdi )

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Reading Time: 3 minutesBringing attention to cultural platforms that link and celebrate the two cultures of the UAE and Japan. The

CaricatureDecember 3, 2016

Sail Caricature – Neighbor Favors

Reading Time: 1 minuteWe’re proud to introduce our newest addition to Sail Magazine, a new section for caricatures: #SailCaricatures.  

ArtAugust 18, 2016

Using Art and Culture to Break Stereotypes

Yara Younis (@yaraayounis)

Yara, a 20 years old university graduate, aims to face the world's most pressing issues with the power of words, books, education (and a lot of persuasion). Using all that she's learned as a media student, she hopes to use her skills to produce a positive impact in society. With a passion for literature, politics, and physics, she knows that every great change started out as an idea written on paper.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesIn a world ruled by media, it’s easy to accept stereotypes. But what if Art was used as

ArtMarch 16, 2016

Have You Heard Of Remote X?

Latifa Al Azdi (@Latifazdi )

Latifa Al Azdi (@Latifazdi )

Latifa holds a BA in PR and Advertising from Zayed University and an MA in Tourism from King’s College London. She enjoys all forms of art, reading and running towards a half marathon. Through her column “The Art of Observation” she shares her experiences of art events, exhibitions and talks.
Latifa Al Azdi (@Latifazdi )

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroducing Remote X, a project by Rimini Protokoll that is currently taking place in Abu Dhabi. The project is meant to give a whole new feeling and experience towards places that are common and familiar. Remote X is a piece of production by a group of artists who work under a Berlin-based label called Rimini

ArtFebruary 4, 2016

Do It بالعربي

Noora Al Mualla (@NooraIbrahim )

Noora Al Mualla is an Emarati exhibitions coordinator from Umm Al Quwain. With a background in marketing and a passion for art, Noora is keen on artistic production that appeals to the community. She is also a researcher with a focus in the field of Arab art.

Through her column “stART”, Noora will be talking about the current art scene and trends in the local art community. She aims to inspire the local youth to start building the habit of visiting museums and art exhibitions. She strongly believes in the powerful role of art in creating a peaceful, tolerant, and culturally aware society.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesDo It بالعربي is a new project presented to (and from) the Arab speaking world, based on the original Do It project initiated by Hans Ulrich Obrist in France, 1993. Sharjah Art Foundation is holding the first Arabic version of the “Do It” project under the title Do It بالعربي, Do It in Arabic. Do

ArtJanuary 20, 2016

Is There A Graffiti Movement In The UAE?

Latifa Al Azdi (@Latifazdi )

Latifa Al Azdi (@Latifazdi )

Latifa holds a BA in PR and Advertising from Zayed University and an MA in Tourism from King’s College London. She enjoys all forms of art, reading and running towards a half marathon. Through her column “The Art of Observation” she shares her experiences of art events, exhibitions and talks.
Latifa Al Azdi (@Latifazdi )

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Reading Time: 4 minutesLooking into Grafitti art, what it means and how it is currently practiced in the UAE to determine whether there is an actual graffiti movement. Just like any other term, “graffiti” can be perceived in several ways. Some might see it as an impressive form of art while others might see it as a practice

ArtJanuary 12, 2016

A Resolutionless Year of Art Appreciation

Noora Al Mualla (@NooraIbrahim )

Noora Al Mualla is an Emarati exhibitions coordinator from Umm Al Quwain. With a background in marketing and a passion for art, Noora is keen on artistic production that appeals to the community. She is also a researcher with a focus in the field of Arab art.

Through her column “stART”, Noora will be talking about the current art scene and trends in the local art community. She aims to inspire the local youth to start building the habit of visiting museums and art exhibitions. She strongly believes in the powerful role of art in creating a peaceful, tolerant, and culturally aware society.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesUnlike the usual New Year guidelines, the author discourages resolutions. She also provides tips on art appreciation. 2015 was one of my best years yet. It was the year I decided I would not have any resolutions, and live for the moment instead. I decided to spend the year doing what I love and loving

ArtDecember 13, 2015

Orientalism – Biases in Art

Alia Al Shamsi (@aliaalshamsi)

Emarati Author and Photographer from Dubai. After receiving a BA in Photography from Griffith University she worked as a photojournalist for local newspapers covering regional and international news. In 2008 she gained a MA in Photo-Image from Durham University and has lectured photography as an adjunct at the American University of Sharjah. Her photography has been exhibited internationally and holds awards including: EDAAD Scholarship 2007, British Council Cultural Leadership International 2010 and 2011 Emirates Woman Artist of the Year.
Al Shamsi’s recently published book Alayah by Sail Publishinghas been awarded the support from Dubai Culture part of their printing and publishing movement “Reading in Arabic Challenge”.

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Reading Time: 6 minutesWill art investment grow in the region? What is holding it back, and what do we need to