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Promotion of Art: Dubai organizes Light Art Festival

Promotion of Art: Dubai organizes Light Art Festival
Dhai Dubai Light Art Festival

Dhai Dubai invites visitors to engage with seven magnificent light art installations, reflecting the city’s rich tapestry of narratives and creative expressions

Abu Dhabi

Dhai Dubai, the first-ever Emirati-led light art festival, has revealed an enlightening line-up of cultural activities, set to immerse visitors at Expo City Dubai and Al Wasl Plaza later this month.

Created and produced by Expo City Dubai in partnership with AGB Creative, and supported by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dhai Dubai invites visitors to engage with seven magnificent light art installations, reflecting the city’s rich tapestry of narratives and creative expressions. Participating artists and designers include Mattar Bin Lahej, Dr. Najat Makki, Dr. Mohamed Yousif, Abdalla Almulla, Maitha Hamdan, Khalid Al Shafar and Reem Al Ghaith.

Running from 26th January to 4th February, 2024, Dhai Dubai welcomes guests of all ages with an engaging program that includes an illuminating series of talks, educational workshops, stunning projections and immersive experiences.

Sisters of the Desert Projections

Staying true to its core objectives, Dhai Dubai celebrates Emirati women who have left a lasting impact on the art scene in Dubai and the UAE. The late Dhabia Juma Lamlah is an artist who embodied the resilient soul of Dubai. She is one of the many hidden gems that the city preserves for future generations to be inspired by her remarkable journey. Dhabia Juma Lamlah defied her inability to use her right hand and communicate through speech, choosing art as her way of expressing herself. Thus, she recounted her story and memories of the city’s sea and the desert landscapes through more than 200 remarkable artworks. Sisters of The Desert is a series of projections that pays tribute to Dhabia and her creative sisters from across the globe – sisters who share her resilience and her passion for art.

Al Wasl Plaza will transform its iconic dome into a larger-than-life canvas with a series of special projection shows of Lamlah art pieces, in addition to the works of international guest artists; who are women from other desert regions across the world, including Rene Kulitja from Australia and Dr. Esther Mahlangu from South Africa. Together, their works showcase the rich, universal resilience that unites us all and the power of art to bridge individuals and cultures separated by seemingly immense distances.

Liter of Light: A Joint Mission

Building on Expo 2020 legacy of creating a better tomorrow for humanity, and Reflecting Dubai’s spirit of humanitarianism and global philanthropy, Dhai Dubai has partnered with the Liter of Light initiative, an Expo Live award-winning global movement that uses affordable and accessible materials to provide high-quality solar lighting to people with limited or no access to electricity. Lights will be crafted during workshops and distributed the Manobo Floating Villages of the Agusan Marsh, The Philippines, lighting up the communities. During the festival, visitors will also have an opportunity to pledge a contribution to other locations across the Philippines, Kenya, Cameroon and India. This collaboration underpins the festival’s belief in the power of light to influence not only artistic expression but daily life, uplifting communities and building a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

The agenda also features immersive experiences, including Solar Canopy, an interactive visual spectacle, fueled by the movements of guests cycling on stationary bikes; Elysian Arcs, a serene and seamless blend of immersive curved structures, traversing the delicate line between color, light and our own human emotions and perceptions; among others.

Dhai Dubai also offers a Knowledge Program, where visitors can engage in deep discussions about art and culture, gain professional insights and enjoy interactive workshops.

Published under the International Cooperation Protocol with Middle East Business




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