Category: deserts


The art project Echoes of the Void invites to contribute an article about research and reflections relevant to deserts and desertification.

Contributions will be published in a printed book, in the periodical e-newsletter, and on the echoesofthevoid.com-website.

Deadline: June 15, 2017

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a delightful evening with Barda Del Desierto residency artists: Carmen Vicente (Peru); Celeste Rojas Mugica (Chile), Federico Gloriani (Argentina); Leo Ayres (Brazil); Natalí Tubenchlak (Brazil); Nina Bacun (Croatia), Rodrigo Alcon Quintanilha (Argentina); Mauro Rosas and Fabián Urban (Argentina)

It’s a long trip from the European continent to southern South America: today Rebecca will take the plane to the Patagonian Desert and join the artist residency Barda del Desierto in Rio Negro in Argentina after ca 22 hours!

 

With an art project for Echoes Of The Void in her luggage, Rebecca is looking forward to meet the other artists of the residency and the local community. Rebecca will do here her researches and give a workshop on imaginary mapping.

Thanks again to Maraya Art Center for hospitality and its support for Echoes of the Void.

    

Here are soem pictures of the current exhibition Place and Unity

Artists are frequently concerned with place – examining and capturing the soul of a location they have a connection with, be it physical, emotional or philosophical.

Maraya Art Centre has selected a group of works from the art collection of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) drawn together under the title “Place and Unity”. Works by fourteen Emirati and UAE-based artists from across the generations will be exhibited. The works on display include a striking new commission called Foresta Sommersa by Rand Abdul Jabbar that refers to the city of Venice where she was mentored by the Italian artist Fabrizio Plessi. The artists in this show address themes of home, identity, communication and nomadism by referring to different countries and cities: from the UAE to Palestine, from Geneva to Shanghai. They examine what unites people of different nationalities with a specific focus on the United Arab Emirates today.

Consisting of acquisitions, commissions and donations, the ADMAF Art Collection has an emphasis on Emirati practice and seeks to highlight artistic expression from the Arab world and Middle East. The collection features more than 80 pieces which present the creativity of the UAE and the wider Arab world. By exhibiting the collection in its offices and through exhibitions and loans, ADMAF promotes the achievements and oeuvre of each artist – engaging, educating and informing the public about the region’s art scene.

                       

      

 

In Bedouin Arabic: Ata Allah – God’s Gift.

It’s no exaggeration to say that withou the Arabian camel, life for people in the desert would have been impossible. Beat of burde and source of milk and meat, the camel has served man for at least  5 000 years.

Camels belong to an ancient family that originated in america 30 millions years ago. Some of these animals migrated across temporary land bridge into Asia,where they evolved into dromedaries (1 hump) and Bactrian camels (2 humps ). Only within the last one million years have camel spread through Arfica and Europe.

Six species of camel live in the modern world; two in Asia/Africa, the rest in the family’s ancestral home of South America.

(source: Arabian Wildlife Center in Sharja)

Rebecca in the desert - echoes of the void project -rub' al khali

Since a few days now, Rebecca continues her research on deserts in Sharja,where she is hosted by the residency program of Marya Art Centre in Sharja, UAE.

Delighted to experience once again essentiality and touching the source of creativity in this “Empty Quarter”, Rub’al Khali, Rebecca will come back with information and ideas to realise.

Stay tuned!