With so many wonderful art works and photo opportunities popping up, Dubai’s Design District has emerged as the hippest destination to take extremely awesome Instagram photos. It’s a must-visit location for everyone who enjoys snapping cool images and finding the perfect shot for their Instagram handle.
November 7 was the event’s opening, and it is expected to go until November 12.
The first thing that greets you as you approach the district is Kapil Bhimekar’s installation, “The Reality Check,” in which the artist discusses investigating the concept of actual, tangible ties between people. It’s a large inflatable piece of recycled material art.
Bhimekar wants us to consider what’s significant and real in today’s world, where we spend a lot of time in virtual or online spaces. This is the message conveyed via the artwork. The purpose of the inflatable installation is to highlight the differences between our virtual lives and the occasionally solitary, isolated real world.
There’s a buzz of excitement in the air, as people want to discover the hidden message and something truly remarkable in each piece of art. Visitors to this lively and alluring location are prepared to record and post about their experiences on social media.
Another installation that has people itching to take selfies is “Flowing Threads,” created by Palestinian artist Areen. It is a meaningful piece of art made by the artist using unique threads to create something lovely.
Its appearance of flowing with the breeze demonstrates how fragile and light it is. The solid background contrasts with the fabric’s colors, producing a cool appearance of shifting reflections.
The thread in this piece of art represents a person’s life in the vast universe and resembles a miniature world. Areen considers the interconnectedness of all the threads in the fabric, as well as the connections that exist between individuals within society. It feels as though each of us is a thread in a vast, exquisite cosmic tapestry.
Two tourists from the Netherlands were amazed to see the installations and have clicked at every art form. “We just heard about the event and made our way here. These are great. Very creative and instagrammable. We have clicked over 50 photos and I believe our phone memory will be exhausted,” said the tourists.
One of the event’s most visually appealing structures is an Igloo-shaped pavilion made of wood and wood panels placed on top of one another.
The name of the pavilion is Naseej. It’s a place where individuals may unwind, reflect, and feel at ease. The pavilion’s use of natural wood aims to foster a sense of connection between people and nature.
Naseej was designed by two architects: Sahil Rattha Singh of India and AlZaina Lootah of the United Arab Emirates. It’s great that all of the wood will be usable for other projects once the pavilion is disassembled.
This way, they make sure not to leave any waste behind and the wood can be used repeatedly. “It’s like a smart and eco-friendly way of building things,” said Ahmed Bana, a Lebanese artist who came to the event.
Envision a massive game of table tennis. It’s a massive installation during the event rather than a typical game. The table tennis table in the installation is enormous—much larger than the ones we often see. The ability for multiple players to play simultaneously is awesome. It’s intended to be an enjoyable and thrilling experience.
The design team employed unique big porcelain stoneware slabs produced by Iris Ceramica Group. Architect Niko Kapa won a competition held by Iris Ceramica Group and UAE Modern, and his geometric patterns are featured on these slabs. The competition’s main goal was to celebrate various global cultures.