Inside Indie: 10/07/2021

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Check out the latest news around the indie community and the arts and culture world:

The Ministry of Culture and Youth releases ‘UAE’s Cultural and Creative Industries Pulse Check: Resilience & Recovery during the pandemic’ report

Infinity des Lumieres, Dubai’s new digital art centre, opens to the public inside The Dubai Mall

Tamer Hosny, Hussain Al Jassmi, Assala Nasri, and Myriam Fares to perform live Eid Al Adha concerts in Abu Dhabi on July 22 and 23

The Ministry of Culture and Youth releases ‘UAE’s Cultural and Creative Industries Pulse Check: Resilience & Recovery during the pandemic’ report

The Ministry of Culture and Youth has released an in-depth report based on interviews and studies conducted to track how Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) have been impacted by the pandemic and provide observations for the way forward.

Among the issues highlighted are how “in 2020, businesses and freelancers across the CCI experienced radical disruption and change as a consequence of lockdowns and social distancing measures. On average, companies in the CCI of the UAE lost 41% of their revenue in 2020, while freelancers lost 52%—and one in five freelancers lost their income entirely. For those hardest hit by the pandemic, like venues and freelancers, the future still looks uncertain and funding remains a critical challenge in 2021.”

Interested in learning more? The full report can be accessed here.

Infinity des Lumieres, Dubai’s new digital art centre, opens to the public inside The Dubai Mall

Image Credit: The National UAE

Set across over 2,700 square metres within The Dubai Mall is Infinity des Lumieres, one of the largest digital art centres in the GCC.

Now open to the public, the venue will host immersive art exhibitions and hopes to become a platform where tech-driven artists can create, innovate and present their works.

Three exhibitions are currently being shown that utilise over 130 projectors, 58 speakers and 3,000 HD digital images working together to create moving artworks. The first is a light, sound and visual presentation of Van Gogh’s works, including The Potato Eaters (1885), Sunflowers (1888) and Starry Night (1889).

To learn more and book tickets, please visit https://www.infinitylumieres.com/

Tamer Hosny, Hussain Al Jassmi, Assala Nasri, and Myriam Fares to perform live Eid Al Adha concerts in Abu Dhabi on July 22 and 23

Image Credit: The National UAE

Abu Dhabi’s first live concert since COVID19 hit over a year ago will take place at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island from July 22 – 23 as part of the capital’s Eid Al Adha festivities.

Emirati musician Hussain Al Jassmi and Syrian singer Assala Nasri will kick off the first day of concerts, while Egyptian pop star Tamer Hosny and Lebanese entertainer Myriam Fares will entertain fans on the second day. Audience members will also enjoy nightly fireworks starting from the first day of Eid.

Strict Covid-19 guidelines will be enforced at the venue, with attendees over 16 years required to show they’ve been fully vaccinated, as well as have a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours. They also need to make sure that 28 days have passed since the second dose of the vaccination, plus present the “E” mark or “*” sign via their Al Hosn apps.

Those aged between 12 and 16 are required to show a negative PCR test valid for 48 hours, and do not need to have been vaccinated. Children below 12 years are not permitted to attend.

To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit the Etihad Arena website.

Upcoming Events

Cemented Sky. Zawyeh Gallery, Warehouse 27, Al Serkal Avenue, until August 21.

An exhibition by the young emerging Palestinian artist Yazan Abu Salameh that explores a geography with distant horizons and density of structures. A wall upon a wall and a concrete block over another, the melancholy of the urban environment, as a byproduct of military occupation, manifests in Abu Salameh’s artworks. They emit ambivalence of feelings, self reflection and irony combined with an overwhelming presence of concrete, not only as a form but also as a subject and metaphor.

Wishes for Prosperity: Decorative Paintings of the Joseon Royal Court. Online exhibition, until September 23.

In celebration of UAE-Korean Cultural Dialogue, Korean Cultural Center in the UAE and National Palace Museum of Korea are opening online exhibition “Wishes for Prosperity: Decorative Paintings of the Joseon Royal Court”, from 1 July to 23 September 2021.

The exhibition will introduce a total of 17 relics especially utilized on walls and sliding doors in the royal court.

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