Tue, 18 Oct|
A Day In Dubai
Yaw Owusu at Erie Gallery Sacha Jafri Studio Visit House of Clay
Date & Time
18 Oct 2022, 10:30 GTS
Dubai, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
ABOUT THE EVENT
10:30 AM: Efie gallery
The visit to the gallery will start with a brief intro about African art, followed by a tour of the exhibit and a meeting with the artist Yaw Owusu, who will talk about his complex creations
Born in 1992, Yaw Owusu creates installations that repurpose found objects, shifting otherwise worthless materials into encounters that challenge political landscapes. Using steel, gold, silver, copper, found objects in foils, sheets, and coins, the processes penetrate the strata of trade, exchange, and labor histories, questioning the foundations of contemporary economies. An approach rooted in a deep sense of playful alchemy that embraces the complexity of currency, symbolism, and meaning. The work becomes a mediation on the question of how value in itself is made and unmade.
12 PM: Sacha Jafri Studio
The acclaimed artist will take us on a private tour of his studio.
Sacha Jafri is a contemporary British artist known for creating the world's largest painting on canvas, sold at auction in Dubai for US$ 62 million, the third highest auction price ever paid for a work of art by a living artist.
2:45 PM: House of Clay
A private tour of House of Clay to see the work of renowned artists as part of a series on Arabic Calligraphy.
House of Clay is owned by a family of Emirati artists who have a passion for making art,
where friends and family can create beautiful pieces. They specialize in creating pottery and sculptures that are 100% handmade.