Sustainable Art Exhibition is a collaborative show by contemporary artists Beena Samuel and Diyali Bhalla, exploring the idea of mindful consumption, promoting conscious and sustainable living practices by using pre-used materials to create intriguing forms from paper, plastic, cardboard, wood, fabric, metal wire. Their works are at once feminine and yet also strong, offering a striking balance between hard and soft material. The exhibition will open on 16th of November at Gallery 76 in Dubai International Art Centre.
Diyali Bhalla says, “The objective of this thought provoking collaborative exhibition is to consider the environmental effects of mass production, commercialism, and consumerism. We are on a mission to be part of the change – to reduce, re-use, upcycle”.
“Our art aims to evoke a beautiful balance between strong and soft textures. The works are organic and in a state of constant evolution to symbolize the constant change in the environment and how humans are always a constant part of that!” adds Beena Samuel
The exhibition is set to showcase a mix of artworks like Collage, Tapestry, Sculptural Wall Mounted Pieces and Woven Wall installations, their material journeys are all works in progress, cutting and pieced together, constantly evolving to create one collective tapestry. They become powerful visual metaphors that tackle topics of renewal, upcycling and our fragile earth.
Sustainable Art exhibition is open to public and art lovers alike, opening of the exhibition on 16th November till the 23rd of November 2019 at Gallery76, Dubai International Art Centre, Jumeira.
Interestingly there are interactive pieces included in the show, which can be worked on by the viewers during the opening and all throughout the weeklong show, creating an immersive experience for the UAE community in this ‘Year of Tolerance’.
The Dubai International Art Centre (DIAC) is a non profit organization offering an integral environment for artistic expression. It is committed to culturally and creatively enrich the local community by developing, stimulating, nurturing, encouraging and promoting artists, enthusiasts and art.
DIAC is owned by the members and managed by a board of directors. It is the premiere center for arts education in Dubai, offering the community over 80 different art courses and workshops, language courses, and gallery exhibitions. DIAC was founded in 1976 by the initiative of a few artists and art enthusiasts residing in Dubai. Today membership stands at over 1,100 from 67 different nationalities and growing.
DIAC’s primary goals are to promote arts in the GCC and Middle Eastern region by exhibiting artists” work, offering a range of professionally taught courses year round, and giving teaching opportunities for qualified professional artists. We are one of the main resources for the public to learn about arts in this region, from local gallery exhibitions, to courses, museums shows and more. Additionally we offer guided tours with curators of galleries and museums, lectures and special workshops.
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