Dubai International Financial Centre Hosts Art Night as Part of 10th Anniversary CelebrationsPress Release21 Oct 2014 06:05 am
A series of exhibitions, talks, live performances and more will be held at Gate Village on 27th October in celebration of the DIFC's 10th Anniversary
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) will launch the season opening of its Art Nights series in celebration of the Centre's 10th Anniversary next month. A host of exhibitions, talks, live performances and more will take place at DIFC's Gate Village on October 27, from 7pm-10pm, and are open to the public free of charge.
Art Nights has become an important part of the DIFC cultural calendar. The event, now in its fifth year, has helped to firmly establish DIFC Gate Village as a creative space and cultural hub in the region.
Audiences will be able to enjoy a number of music shows, including performances from local DJs andmusicians, as well as exhibitions, live art instalments and activities such as a pop up painting studio by the jamjar.
In addition to this, there will be several talks and workshops, including a panel discussion with Ryan Inouye, Associate Curator, SB12 and Argentinian artist Eduardo Navarro, presented by Sharjah Art Foundation and Brownbook.
Audi Al Nabooda Automobiles will present the latest in its Audi Art Experience series with The Heart of Innovation, where 10 UAE based young artists will have the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the theme at the DIFC Art Night.
Exhibits include contemporary floral art creation 'When Nature Meets Modern', showcased by Flowers by CONTEMPO, which includes a talk on the concept of floral art by CONTEMPO's resident Dutch Master Floral Designer Patrick van Hesselingen, as well as workshops on the craft of bouquet making.
Visitors can take part in Canvas Magazine's social media competition throughout the night, giving them the chance to win a three night stay and couple's spa package at the Park Hyatt, Maldives, by simply posting a photo of any artwork or live event to Twitter or Instagram.
In collaboration with DIFC Art Nights, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority will present the seventh edition of Marketplace of Creative Arts (MOCAfest), a nomadic and international arts festival bringing together singers and spoken word artists, which will take place from October 28-30, 2014, at Madinat Jumeirah.
The talented chefs from the Ritz Carlton DIFC will showcase their creative flair at Art Nights with a range of complimentary canapés and beverages
Once again, visitors will be able to travel to and from the event for free thanks to a partnership with Uber, the transport smartphone application that enables users to order a taxi at the click of a button. Uber can be downloaded by individuals who wish to request a ride by using the promo code DIFCArtNights.