1. “Instrumentalized” by Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Green Art Gallery, Dubai (January 20 – March 7)
Alessandro’s “Instrumentalized” is aimed at raising awareness of ideological dynamics and highlighting sociopolitical questions. He uses clothes in place of artworks and wraps used items – which are donated regularly.
2.” Gallery Takeover” by Gallery 1957, Lawrie Shabibi Gallery (January 20 – March 3)
Lawrie Shabibi has invited Gallery 1957 from Accra, Ghana, to take over its premises in Dubai. Gallery 1957 focuses on art from West Africa, including “The Displaced,” a solo show by Serge Attukwei Clottey, and a joint exhibition by Gerald Chukwuma and Yaw Owusu.