A large-scale sculpture in the form of an oil etching by Kuwaiti artist Munira Al-Qadri has launched the public art program at Expo 2020 Dubai, which features 11 artists from the United Arab Emirates, the region and the world at large.
The 11 contemporary artworks will live on as part of the Future City 2020 District as the first permanent open-air art gallery in the UAE.
The public art program at Expo 2020 Dubai is inspired by the work of the famous Arab mathematician, astronomer and physicist Ibn Al-Haytham, The Book of Optics (11th century). Ibn al-Haytham has been called the "Father of Modern Optics" for his important theories and basic principles of optics and visual perception.