Artists from Saudi Arabia and UAE create works to reflect on pavilion’s theme of sustainability.
One might initially doubt the connection between contemporary art and sustainability.
To this end, five thought-provoking art installations by four leading contemporary artists from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) were commissioned by Expo 2020 in collaboration with Art Dubai.
Those artists are Zeinab Al-Hashemi, Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim and Mohammed Kazem from the UAE and Ayman Zedani from Saudi Arabia.
Even after Expo 2020 has concluded, the artworks will live on as permanent installations. They are part of the plan to establish Terra’s legacy, which will transform into a Children’s Science Centre within District 2020 — the model global community that will be built in the same location and will reimagine the cities of the future as well as repurpose more than 80 percent of Expo’s environment.
Dubai Expo 2020 will run from Oct. 1, 2021, until March 31, 2022.