Exhibition
September 22, 2021–March 31, 2022

Parallel Revival: The Making of Hammour House at Expo 2020 Dubai

The exhibition at thejamjar will offer a behind-the-scenes viewing of the making of a vibrant tapestry created by Dubai based muralist Stephen Chambers, depicting marine life made by school students using the batik technique and sustainable dyes

September 22, 2021–March 31, 2022 | Part of Alserkal Lates

Starts September 22, 2021

Ends March 31, 2022

Venue thejamjar

Warehouse 74

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Exhibition Curator: Ichraq Bouzidi

22 September 2021 - 31 March 2022

One-of-a-kind community art project Hammour House curated by Ahmed Al Enezi brings together fishermen, scientists, artists, school students and a number of institutions at Expo 2020 Dubai to showcase a selection of visually striking and emotionally inspiring installations on-site at Expo 2020.

The exhibition at thejamjar will offer a behind-the-scenes viewing of the making of a vibrant tapestry created by Dubai based muralist Stephen Chambers, depicting marine life made by school students using the batik technique and sustainable dyes; a Hammour Fish, a sculpture made from ghost nets, by Australian artist Sue Ryan and The Coral Reef, directed by Camille Despalle, consisting of bleached coral structures that will be brought to life through colourful coral sculptures made of recycled materials created by workshop participants during the six months of Expo 2020 Dubai.

"The overall exhibition is linked in parallel through a ''Revival'' motion, a never-ending renewal, a poetic demonstration of how life extends beyond its own subjective limits, questioning human relationship with nature and using art as an eye opener, a conduct of shared experiences, portraying things differently, and offering a transformative experience that makes us think, engage and act." Ichraq Bouzidi

About the exhibition curator

Ichraq Bouzidi is a Dubai-based visual artist and art consultant with a background in architecture. She has been a part of many exhibitions in the region and internationally such as Made in Tashkeel 2021 in Dubai, and Artist Statement in CICA museum South Korea. Her practice is focused on themes like Identity, Duality, and Urbanity. She has a Master’s degree in Architecture and is currently studying for a Master's in Fine Art with a focus on interactive art as a sensory and immersive experience.

About thejamjar

Founded in 2005, thejamjar is a community arts space located in Alserkal Avenue that aims to engage audiences, promote local artists and support the development of Dubai's art scene through its extensive art programmes, educational initiatives, and community projects.