A pioneer on the Dubai Art scene
Total Arts is one of the first dedicated spaces to art in Dubai and the first gallery in the Al Quoz Industrial area, which has been in operation since 1998. Total Arts exhibits works of art from a variety of cultures and continents. The gallery specializes in Middle Eastern arts and aims to discover and expose new artists, as well as enrich the culture of the UAE.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Flower Power/A New Day
The hippy flower children in the 1960’s and 70’s protested and demonstrated their power softly and passively in the manner of their hero Gandhi (the Babaji of Indian independence). This exhibition is also about that sort of resistance and power and at the same time about the Sufi power of love. Love being the subtext of all life and understanding. The exhibition coincides with the celebration of the Persian new year, otherwise known as NOW ROUZ, a non-religious celebration.
Unheard Voices by Ranim AlHalaky
A collaboration with Total Arts, Hamzat Wasl and 1971 - Design Space. Unheard Voices is a series of poetry installations by the U.A.E based artist/designer Ranim AlHalaky. The installation aims to transform voices into visuals within a space and context where it focuses on the use of Arabic typography, using the Nastaliq style as visual forms in different mediums to express a poetic verse in an experiential form. Unheard Voices builds a setting and hence an experience to its audience.