Cutting-edge 3D printing showcase and conference. This event will run alongside the Dubai Airshow in its purpose-built venue at Dubai World Central (DWC), easily accessible from Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Light Show explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light by bringing together sculptures and installations that use light to sculpt and shape space in different ways. The exhibition showcases artworks created from the 1960s to the present day, including immersive environments, free-standing light sculptures and projections.
From atmospheric installations to intangible sculptures that you can move around – and even through – visitors can experience light in all of its spatial and sensory forms. Individual artworks explore different aspects of light such as colour, duration, intensity and projection, as well as perceptual phenomena. They also use light to address architecture, science and film, and do so using a variety of lighting technologies.
One of the Hayward Gallery’s most popular exhibitions, Light Show was visited by more than 190,000 people in 2013. The exhibition was curated by Dr Cliff Lauson, Curator, Hayward Gallery.
Light Show will be opening on Saturday, September 19 at the Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces.
The exhibition will include work by David Batchelor, Jim Campell, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Bill Culbert, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Flavin, Ceal Floyer, Nancy Holt, Jenny Holzer, Ann Veronica Janssens, Brigitte Kowanz, Anthony McCall, François Morellet, Iván Navarro, Katie Paterson, Conrad Shawcross, James Turrell, Leo Villareal and Cerith Wyn Evans.
Light Show is organised by the Hayward Gallery, London in association with the Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The internationally acclaimed FotoFest leaves its U.S. home to come to the Middle East for the first time with a specially curated exhibition for the Abu Dhabi Festival based on the highly praised 2014 FotoFest Biennale. The exhibition showcases a diverse and stimulating selection of leading contemporary Arab artists. From photojournalistic images of important public events to poetic reflections on Arab culture, these artworks show the complexity and beauty of life in the Middle East and North Africa today. The inter-connections between tradition and change, both global and regional, are central to these works and the way these artists engage with the world around them.
Scheduled to open in 2017
Dubai: Plans for a ‘Museum of the Future’ in the city were revealed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on Wednesday.
The Museum will open in 2017 in the Emirates Towers area near Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.
The museum’s motto, ‘See the future, create the future,’ is designed to reflect a new approach to government innovation. The institution will use design, technology prototyping and foresight to create real examples of change.
The museum is the first of its kind and represents a leading example of entrepreneurial governments embracing change and creating futuristic visions for a better world.
“The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. Here in the UAE we think differently. While others try to predict the future, we create it,” said Shaikh Mohammad.