Highlights from artist Nabil Anani’s ‘In Pursuit of Utopia’ at Dubai’s Zawyeh Gallery

Highlights from artist Nabil Anani’s ‘In Pursuit of Utopia’ at Dubai’s Zawyeh Gallery
For some of the work in this show, Nabil Anani has used natural resources including dried flowers, straw, spices and herbs to add another dimension to his idealistic vision. (Supplied)
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Updated 14 January 2021

Highlights from artist Nabil Anani’s ‘In Pursuit of Utopia’ at Dubai’s Zawyeh Gallery

Highlights from artist Nabil Anani’s ‘In Pursuit of Utopia’ at Dubai’s Zawyeh Gallery
  • Here are some highlights from Nabil Anani’s ‘In Pursuit of Utopia,’ at Zawyeh Gallery in Dubai until April 29

‘In Pursuit of Utopia #1’

The 78-year-old artist — one of the most significant figures in Palestine’s contemporary art scene — uses this show to present his vision of his homeland as “a prosperous, thriving place free from occupation; a land that takes pride in its nature and parades it jubilantly; a dream worth pursuing,” according to the gallery.

‘Olive Groves #6’

“Anani paints the picturesque hills of Palestine without the ever increasing Israeli settlements, bypass roads, roadblocks, walls and watch towers that are normally visible on every corner,” the gallery’s statement continues. “He creates the Palestine of his dreams, inspired by his memories of growing up on the hills of Halhoul.”

‘Landscape Dream’

For some of the work in this show, Anani has used natural resources including dried flowers, straw, spices and herbs to add another dimension to his idealistic vision, which is closely tied to the land. Whether you see it as a hopeful imagining of the future or a lament for what has been lost under occupation, Anani’s work is deeply emotional.


Miley Cyrus to perform at Super Bowl’s TikTok Tailgate pre-show 

Miley Cyrus to perform at Super Bowl’s TikTok Tailgate pre-show 
Updated 25 January 2021

Miley Cyrus to perform at Super Bowl’s TikTok Tailgate pre-show 

Miley Cyrus to perform at Super Bowl’s TikTok Tailgate pre-show 

DUBAI: US pop star Miley Cyrus is set to perform as part of the Super Bowl festivities during the TikTok Tailgate pre-show for vaccinated healthcare workers, the music sensation announced this week. 

Around 7,500 front liners who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to attend the 28-year-old singer’s performance, watch the game and enjoy other festivities at the event.

Cyrus took to Instagram to express her excitement. “I’ll be there for TIKTOK TAILGATE!!! I can’t wait to put on a show for the NFL’s honored guests before the game. Health care workers from Tampa and around the country!” wrote the superstar to her 121 million followers. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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TikTok Tailgate will take place on Feb. 7 and can be streamed on TikTok or CBS.

Cyrus will join other performers such as Canadian singer The Weeknd, US  music sensations H.E.R, Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church.