The Third Line is a gallery that represents contemporary Middle Eastern artists.
Along with traditional gallery offerings, The Third Line also organises non-profit, alternative programs including Kutub, a bi-lingual Arab literature appreciation circle as well as regular Documentary & Arab Feature Film Series; and, along with 4 other creative groups The Third Line co-organizes Pecha Kucha Dubai, an international multimedia forum for creatives and designers. Details of upcoming exhibitions and events can be found at The Third Line’s website: www.thethirdline.com
Kutub directly answers a desire to foster lively dialogue between the artists and the public by providing an outlet to learn more about the region and artists from the area, to deepen analytical thinking / conversation and for enjoyment. Given the current political climate, The Third Line feels it is crucial that Middle Eastern authors and quality translation of Arabic works are supported. As the Sudanese novelist Tayeb Saleh said, a dearth of translated Arabic literature has reinforced Western prejudices against Arabs.
The Third Line’s represented artists include: Abbas Akhavan, Ala Ebtekar, Amir H Fallah, Babak Golkar, Ebtisam Abdul Aziz, Farhad Moshiri, Fouad Elkoury, Golnaz Fathi, Hassan Hajjaj, Hayv Kahraman, Huda Lutfi, Lamya Gargash, Laleh Khorramian, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Pouran Jinchi, Rana Begum, Shezad Dawood, Shirin Aliabadi, Slavs and Tatars, Susan Hefuna, Tarek Al Ghoussein and Youssef Nabil.
The Third Line, Dubai is located in Al Quoz (off exit 43 of Sheikh Zayed Road, from the Manara Street Bridge), on Street 6 between the Courtyard and the Spinneys Warehouse. Our hours are Saturday to Thursday, 10am to 7pm. For more information please contact art @ thethirdline.com or +971-4-341-1367.