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7 shows at your favourite galleries during DXBDW.

For Dubai Design Week 2018, Nagami presents a collection of 3D printed products at AR Gallery. They explore new ways of creating furniture and push the limits of the imagination in unforeseen ways. These are not only objects that you can hold, but also that you can feel and experience as part of your environment. Designs are by Zaha Hadid Architects, Ross Lovegrove, Daniel Widrig and Manuel Jimenez. argallery.ae Shown: Bow and Rise by Zaha Hadid Photos: The photographers Delfino Sisto Legnani + Marco Cappelletti
'Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future' is being presented by the Concrete Gallery in Alserkal Avenue. A collaboration with the Hayward Gallery, London, the exhibition brings together artworks by seven international artists who imagine how our world might look and feel in the future. Engaging with the idea that adaptation is necessary for survival, the artists present films, sculpture, and text-based works that explore ideas of change and hybrid forms of architecture, biology, technology, and language. Through 21 November 2018. alserkalavenue.ae Bedwyr Williams Tyrrau Mawr, 2016 © Bedwyr Williams Courtesy the artist Credit: Ismail Noor
Custot Gallery Dubai is pleased to present a major exhibition of still life paintings, drawings and watercolours by the internationally renowned Colombian artist, Fernando Botero for the very first time. These works, which come from the artist’s own collection, were created between 1980 and 2018. Throughout thirty still life works representing flowers, fruit, objects, musical instruments and fantastic scenes of everyday moments, the artist pays tribute to the Old Master paintings he studied as a young student in Europe during the 1950s. custotgallerydubai.ae Shown: Fernando Botero, Picnic
'Proto-pieces' is an exhibition of furniture work designed and fabricated in CAAD by students with Assistant Professor and Designer Ammar Kalo in his IDE 335 Furniture Design Basics Class, Fall of 2017, at the College of Architecture Art and Design, American University of Sharjah. At d3 through 17 November.
This Dubai Design Week 2018 the SVENM exhibition 'Made for Dubai' will be on display thanks to the support of Caparol and Kvadrat Maharam. By exploring the design of domestic objects through which regional cultural identities have been shaped, the exhibition contributes to a better understanding of the evolving relationships between Western design brands and Arab Culture today. Through 18 November. svenm.com
Just in time for Dubai Design Week, Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce Nancy Lorenz's solo exhibition 'Silver Moon'. Based in New York, Lorenz’s career has witnessed the inclusion of her works in several exhibitions around the world, including private and public commissions from Miami to Mumbai. Her works juxtapose motifs from East Asia, specifically Japan, with commonplace materials to produce transformative pieces gilded in gold, silver, and mother-of-pearl. through 7 January. leilahellergallery.com Shown: Silver Cloud And Gold Dragon Screen, 2012, Silver leaf, mother-of-pearl inlay on ten wooden panels.
On display during Dubai Design Week, Dubai's Nakkash Gallery presents the exhibition 'Design Collective'. It features exclusive design pieces by renowned regional designers. Curated by Wajih, Aya & Omar Nakkash, it will showcase exclusive works by Ahmad Bazazo, Ayah Al Bitar, Eva Szumilas; Nader Gammas; Sahar Bizri, and Tarek Elkassouf. Shown: Fragment Mirror by Faisal Al Tannir.

You’ve inhaled the sights and sounds of Downtown Design, Downtown Editions and spent hours creating Instagram stories about the dramatic installations. Maybe it’s time for a break. We suggest a stroll through your favorite gallery exhibition at Al Serkal Avenue or d3. Whether you’re looking to see contemporary Columbian art or Zaha Hadid’s 3-D objects commission by Nagashi, there are wonders in store in one of the city’s dynamic exhibition spaces.

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