Dubai & Sharjah - Fair

Art Dubai 2017:“Ghariba/ Stranger”

Madinat Jumeirah

15 Mar 201718 Mar 2017

Art Dubai has commissioned Moroccan-born, Brooklyn based artist Meriem Bennani, who will create an interactive bar installation, borrowing from playful strategies and designs that beauty salons, massage parlors or entertainment parks use to encourage social interaction amongst strangers. Titled “Ghariba/Stranger”, Bennani’s installation will include viewing stations for videos showing video portraits of Moroccan women.

The bar area will feature viewing pods for visitors to watch Meriem’s videos, inspired by public places that encourage social interactions amongst strangers and reminiscent of beauty salons or entertainment parks.

Meriem Bennani (b. 1988 Rabat, Morocco) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Bennani earned an MFA from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and a BFA from The Cooper Union in New York. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at Saatchi Gallery in London, SIGNAL and MoMA PS1 in New York, and Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

On Wednesday, March 15 & Thursday, March 16 Art Dubai presents an exciting line-up of regional and international DJs at the Ghariba bar.

Programmed by James Locksmith, some of Dubai’s best-known DJs and international music guests include:

Nightmares on Wax (DJ Set)
Jazzanova (Alex Barck DJ)
Debruit (LIVE)
Nickodemus
James Locksmith
Essarai (The 264 Cru)
SATWA 3000
Shemroon & Siamak Amidi (Analog Room)
Megadon Betamax
Kev Fresh

Dates and times: Wednesday, March 15 & Thursday, March 16, 8pm-2am
Location: Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

 

  • Meriem Bennani, Ghariba/Stranger, 2017 [film still] Meriem Bennani, Ghariba/Stranger, 2017 [film still]
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Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Type: Party
Admission: Free

line-up of regional and international DJs at the Ghariba bar

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Type: Party
Admission: Free

line-up of regional and international DJs at the Ghariba bar

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ADMISSION:
Day ticket: 50 AED online / 80 AED onsite; permanent ticket: 80 AED online / 120 AED onsite / Children 18 years old and under are admitted free of charge. University students can also enter free upon show of student ID.

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