Expo 2020 will offer plenty of cultural event options in a single spot for guests to find a novel worldwide assortment of cultural performances, installations, exhibitions.
From a transparent bench featuring the Arabic word ‘vision’ formed by a series of loungers, guests to Expo 2020 Dubai can take a thought-inducing breath on a piece of craftsmanship. Popular British architect Asif Khan and innovative Arabic typographer Lara Captan have made 50 calligraphy-inspired seats dependent on words publicly supported through Expo 2020’s online media clients.
International Poetry Night
During a special winter’s evening event, guests can unite around The Campfire to hear poetry readings and slams from an international line-up of artists. The fire pit is designed like a majlis, which is a traditional Emirati communal get-together.
Mat Collishaw’s ‘Equinox’
‘Equinox,’ the sculpture at Terra – The Sustainability pavilion, was made by renowned British artist Mat Collishaw. It gives a dazzling exhibit for a 3D artwork that outfits zoetrope technology, an early type of animation, to create an enrapturing optical illusion.
Guests to Expo can extinguish their thirst while finding stories, how Emiratis traditionally exchange their water with the individual in need – a ‘sabeel’ is a local fountain where water is distributed to voyagers and passers-by. Expo 2020 Dubai is spotted with 39 splendid fountains designed by local and regional creatives, incorporated with sensor taps and bottle filler taps.
Sameem – Story of Our Culture
Situated in the Sustainability District, Sameem is an open-air pavilion that provides visitors an opportunity to make conversation with a craftsman, a potter, or a boat-constructer; to sit with a henna artist or to know more about the numerous types of dates – all real Emirati encounters.
Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion artworks
Five thought-inducing art installations by four local and regional contemporary artists are showcased in Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion to further motivate guests to make changes towards a superior future. Hugs, an interactive work by UAE artist Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim, forms a reflective walkthrough space where guests are approached to analyze how their qualities impact their decisions. Great Saudi artist Ayman Zedani created Terrapolis, a digital landmark to all the supporters of the Sustainability Pavilion.