Maraya Art Centre and 1971 Design Space will participate in Art Week and Sikka Art Fair, which takes place from March 13 – 19 in Dubai.
At Sikka Art Fair, Maraya Art Centre presents Eva Frapiccini’s project Dreams’ Time Capsule. This is the first phase of a process-based research project which aims to trace the evolution of dream states. Focusing on a largely international cross-section of society, the work is installed temporarily for a varying timeframe, and is mobile: travelling with the artist in her luggage. It has made appearances all over the world since the start of the project in 2011.
1971 Design Space presents Almost Natural Shelter, a commission by Architecture + Other Things during Dubai Design Days which explores the production of space and its aesthetics in the ‘Anthropocene’. The Anthropocene is a new geological era that has emerged out of the unprecedented influence of the human race on the planet’s ecology. The motivation behind Almost Natural Shelter is to uncover the relevant spatial conditions that address this new geological era. Specifically, the project aims to explore an alternative and nebulous relationship between natural and synthetic things.
During Design Days Dubai, 1971 Design Space also presents a schedule of public workshops in collaboration with the UK Crafts Council. On March 16th at 7pm, the 1971 Design Space booth will also present a book launch and talk on Gulf inspired design with Noor Aldabbagh, founder of Banafsajeel (Dubai – Riyadh) and curator of Once Upon DESIGN: New Routes for Arabian Heritage, Maha Al Sudairi, founder of Think Tank Co. in Jeddah and Roy Letterlé, co-founder of Studio Mieke Meijer in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, both who are participating designers in the exhibition. A one-year research project by Banafsajeel on “Reinventing Heritage”, Once Upon DESIGN features seven installations that draw inspiration from intangible heritage of the Arabian Peninsula and take it in new contemporary design directions. The discussion will be moderated by Salem Al Qassemi.