Category: research


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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Starting my project “Imaginary Atlas” with the local community for the residence program Barda del Desierto. A special thanks to Albinia Elena Villalba for hospitality, for the delicious “churrasca patagonica”, thè mate and for telling me in the interview so interesting stories!

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.

                       

      

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!