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MinD - Made in Dubai 2011

The 2nd edition of the MinD (Made in Dubai) exhibition opens today at DUCTAC (Dubai Community Theatre and Art Centre) and will run till Sunday, 20th March 2011. I took part in the first MinD exhibition last year and I'm honored and happy to be selected for this year's edition. It also includes my brother, Khalid Mezaina and artists that live, work and produce art in Dubai.  

Curated by Ebtisam Abdulaziz, the theme for this year's exhibition is City's Dialogue and includes work exploring themes of city life, environmental degradation and the impersonality of modern lifestyles.
List of artists:
Alia Lootah | Amna Al Madani | Barbara McGivern | Basem Alsayer | Carolin Kropff | Hind Mezaina | Huda Saeed Saif | Julia Townsend | Khalid Al Banna | Khalid Mezaina | Maisoon Al Saleh | Majida Nasreddin | Maryam Al Qassimi | Muna Abdul Qader Al Ali | Nasir Nasrallah | Paolomaria | Raymond Prucher | Salem Al Mansoori | Sarah Lahti | Zeinab Al Hashemi 

The exhibition will feature artworks in a range of media including video, installation, painting, graphic art, sculpture, photography and performance art. The works will explore contemporary reality through site-specific installation.

Visitors will receive a map of the centre, which they will use to explore and find the artworks in unconventional locations throughout both the buildings in the DUCTAC complex (on level 2 of Mall of the Emirates).

Here's a selection of the artwork. 

© Salem Al Mansoori - Pattern System (video)

© Alia Lootah - Anonymous (photography)

© Zeinab Al Hashemi - Marked Down (scanography)

© Khalid Mezaina - Vibrant Future (digital screen print)

© Hind Mezaina - The Shopping Cart Series (photography)


Event details:
Date: 10th March, 7-10pm Opening. Exhibition will run till 20th March 2011.
Venue: DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates 


MinD - Made in Dubai Art Festival

MinD (Made in Dubai) is an art festival organised by DUCTAC that will focus on the emerging talent that live, work and produce art in Dubai. To those that say there is no developing art scene in Dubai, hope this exhibition will change your mind.

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