‘It is almost like to build a new Eiffel Tower, it will be a landmark for the 21st century,’ says Christo of the Dh1.25 billion sculpture that would be crafted from 410,000 oil barrels, standing 150 metres tall in the Liwa desert
‘Cartography’ seeks to bring about a greater understanding of the plight of refugees. We explore how “We are in the middle of one of the largest mass migrations in human history,” says Kaneza Schaal, a theatre director and performer whose play Cartography, made with Christopher Myers, was recently in rehearsals at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). “We wanted to think what tools we had as artists in this situation to make a context for young people to share stories together.”
When Alia Al Neyadi was just three, there was a moment, still vivid in her mind today, that she remembers falling in love with ballet for the first time.
My Brother, My Friend, My Teacher
The installation “Objects in the Ground,” was produced by the Sharjah Art Foundation from a sketch by Hassan Sharif. It includes works made by the artist from street trash, including plastic and wire, cotton rope; paper and jute; iron wire, cardboard and waste paper.
Artists have been encouraged to transform the appearance of Dubai’s 2nd December Street. Participants have painted murals on 16 of the thoroughfare’s buildings as part of Dubai Street Museum, an initiative promoting the emirates’ visual arts and cultural heritage. Photographer Tom Dulat had a look at some of the results