Save this date
Who said art slows down in the summer? Certainly not. Here’s what you can watch in the coming weeks. Whether it’s getting to grips with NFTs or getting the chance to catch a one-of-a-kind music concert, there won’t be a dull evening.
A symbol of carelessness
At Lucky Fish, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, you can admire the Babolex of the ‘Warhol des NFT’, the French artist Vincent Faudemer. This creative collaboration combines art with NFTs to create an immersive art experience from the man who is widely considered the Metaverse’s first contemporary artist. Babolex is inspired by the French character Babar, the perfect symbol of childhood, carelessness and dreams. Each of the ultra-limited edition chrome-clad Babolex sculptures is available in two sizes (for collectors to purchase in limited quantities) at the restaurant. Additionally, for each Babolex purchase, the artist will invest 10% of the purchase price in cryptocurrency, with the promise to refund the collector once the investment exceeds the amount originally paid for the purchase by the collector. . Guests who indulge in a meal here can sit down to witness Vincent’s incredible artistry while admiring views of Dubai Marina’s famous skyline. Every day, restaurant hours.
feel the music
To celebrate World Music Day, X Culture, a cultural and entertainment institution based in the United Arab Emirates, announced its inaugural concert in Abu Dhabi, featuring legendary Saudi singer Mohammed Abdo. This performance will be the first accessible concert in the region, where hearing-impaired attendees will be able to enjoy the performance through simultaneous sign language translation and specialized vests equipped with vibration techniques to allow the feel of the music. Additionally, audiences will be able to watch the performance from anywhere in the world live and in real time on basita.live or through their mobile apps.
June 25, 8 p.m.
The NYU Abu Dhabi Center for the Arts (NYUAD) has an exciting lineup of musical events and performances planned for this month. Don’t miss the world premiere of Philip Rachid’s The Main Circle 7.83 at The Black Box, The Arts Center. A mix of dance, film and spoken word creates a groundbreaking hip-hop performance. A highly physical and multimedia b-boy performance featuring four dancers, two musicians and spoken word, the show will celebrate art, empowerment, resilience, family and collaboration. Written and directed by UAE-based filmmaker and dancer Philip (aka Soultrotter), the work explores the perception of dance across Middle Eastern cultures and traditions.
June 23 and 24, 9 p.m.