Fri Mar 14,2014

The Gulf Film Festival supports Art Nights at Gate Village which returns to the DIFC on 17th March, 2014.

Scheduled to take place between 7 and 10 PM, Art Nights is a public event open to any and all art enthusiasts, families and finance professionals.

Art Nights has become an important part of the DIFC cultural calendar. The event, now in its fifth year, has helped to firmly establish DIFC Gate Village as a creative space and cultural hub in the region. The upcoming Art Nights will feature exhibitions, music, live art, workshops, and film screenings.

Leading up to the 7th edition, The Gulf Film Festival (GFF) will take part in the event for the second year. For film fans there will be an opportunity to watch French contemporary director Francois Vogel’s “The Thirst” which he shot in Dubai during the 3rd edition of The Gulf Film Festival in 2010.

Globally renowned for his arresting visuals that blend the best of traditional filmmaking with New Age digital media, Vogel is as much an illustrious digital photographer as a filmmaker who experiments with cubist squares, three dimensional approaches and free-moving elements.

Audiences will also be able to enjoy a number of music shows, including performances by Freshly Ground Sounds, a non-profit community initiative that supports grass roots musicians in the UAE. In collaboration with Dubai Art Season, world renowned 3D artist Julian Beever will showcase a specially commissioned installation entitled 'Anamorphic illusions'.

Ping Pong Dubai will be returning to Art Nights with a number of tables and a dedicated ping pong area in the DIFC. Visitors can learn about the community initiative, challenge each other to games and watch live graffiti performances.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy live art exhibitions and performances, sponsored by The Art Beat, Nokia and Praesidium, and music from award winning Break DJ Lobito.

Once again, visitors will be able to travel to and from the event for free thanks to a partnership with Uber, the transport smartphone application that enables users to order a taxi at the click of a button. Uber can be downloaded by individuals who wish to request a ride by using the promo code Art Nights.

The Ritz Carlton, DIFC, will host the official after party, 'Art After Dark', at No.5 Lounge & Bar where canapés and drinks will be served. Visitors will also be able to enjoy live art performances, sponsored by Nokia and Praesidium, and music from award winning Break DJ Lobito.
Art Nights @ Gate Village is free and open to the public.

  • The seventh edition of GFF is set to take place at the Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC) and Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, from April 9th to April 15th.
  • The eighth edition of Art Dubai takes place March 19-22, 2014, at Madinat Jumeirah.
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