Quoz Art Fest re­turns

Cel­e­brate art, ur­ban cul­ture and sus­tain­abil­ity in Alserkal

What's On (Dubai) - - CULTURE -

The sev­enth an­nual edi­tion of Quoz Arts Fest at Alserkal Av­enue re­turns with a brand new theme: CTRL+ALT+AC­TION. The aim be­hind it is to ed­u­cate and in­spire vis­i­tors on the sub­ject of sus­tain­abil­ity. This month, all vis­i­tors to the two­day fes­ti­val will be asked to make a sus­tain­abil­ity-re­lated pledge – a kind of eco-friendly New Year’s res­o­lu­tion.

In keep­ing with the theme Quoz Art Fest’s Good Vibes Mar­ket will host food truck brands that em­brace sus­tain­abil­ity. There will also be work­shops on how to look af­ter the en­vi­ron­ment as well as fit­ness ac­tiv­i­ties and a daily key­note speech cov­er­ing the topic of go­ing green. As al­ways, cu­rated tours take place across all the gallery ex­hi­bi­tions, with live mu­sic, per­for­mances, film screen­ings and pop-up re­tail con­cepts scat­tered across Alserkal Av­enue.

Look out for an ex­cit­ing in­ter­ac­tive art in­stal­la­tion that takes the form of a mini-golf course en­ti­tled Putting for Plea­sure and Pol­i­tics: A Playable Sculp­ture Gar­den cu­rated and pro­duced by David Darts. He se­lected artists Hashel Al Lamki, Wendy Bed­narz, Jonny Far­row, Jill Magi, San­dra Peters, Craig Protzel, Gof­fredo Puc­cetti, Laura Schnei­der and John Tor­re­ano to each de­sign a hole on the course.

Lastly, as part of the an­nual Asia Con­tem­po­rary Art Week’s sched­ul­ing, a two-day art fo­rum or Field Meet­ing will take place to con­nect arts pro­fes­sion­als. In­vited pre­sen­ters will share their most sig­nif­i­cant and re­cent pro­jects through newly-com­mis­sioned per­for­mances, lec­ture per­for­mances, cu­ra­to­rial talks, and a string of pop-up ex­hi­bi­tions en­com­pass­ing mul­ti­ple me­dia. Jan­uary 25 and 26

Alserkal Av­enue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai. 10am to 10pm, free. Tel: (050) 556 9797 alserkalav­enue.ae

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