Chimera by Monira Al Qadiri
A gigantic, iridescent, oil drill–shaped sculpture by Kuwaiti artist Monira Al Qadiri is one of the must-see artworks at Expo 2020 Dubai. Chimera is a reference to an ancient creature from Greek mythology, while its shape evokes present-day drill bits. Its pearly, multicolored surface, which alters its color during the day based on the light, is also suggestive of the mother of pearl, referencing the practice of pearl diving which was prevalent across the Gulf before the discovery of oil.
Terrapolis by Ayman Zedani
Taking an art tour at Expo 2020 Dubai, Saudi Arabian artist Ayman Zedani’s Terrapolis is one of the artworks everyone should see. Zedani is a multidisciplinary artist, and he uses a digital algorithm in a simulation that reflects life from a parallel reality, considering the connection between humans and the digital universe.
The Plinth by Shaikha Al Mazrou
The Plinth by Shaikha Al Mazrou is an amazing sculpture made from Carrara marble and changes with the notion of the plinth and its use in public art. The artist is known for working with different materials, often making solid materials appear soft and squashy.
Pillow Fort Playground by Afra Al Dhaheri
Afra Al Dhaheri’s large Pillow Fort Playground is located next to the UAE Pavilion and is one of the detours one should take in order to see this amazing art installation. The marble sculpture is made up of tikkay, traditional Emirati floor pillows. It plays with the concepts of memory and heritage, as well as play and creativity.
Takween by Zeinab Alhashemi
The Sustainability Pavilion, entitled Terra, hosts Emirati artist Zeinab Alhashemi’s fascinating artwork at Expo 2020 Dubai. It explores relationships between geometry and natural forms. It carries a message about the potential for man and nature to grow together and in perfect harmony!
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