CELEBRATING A DECADE OF ARTISTIC IMPRESSION : “WELCOME ! 10 YEARS OF SWATCH ART PEACE HOTEL” AT ALSERKAL AVENUE
After the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, the Fondazione Feltrinelli in Milano, and the MAXXI Museum for XXI Century Arts, the Swatch Art Peace Hotel comes to Alserkal Avenue.
Adding one more collaboration with an important cultural entity, Alserkal, and in the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai, Swatch showcases artwork by 10 of its former Swatch Art Peace Hotel residents at a special anniversary exhibition. Created 10 years ago in Shanghai, the “residence” was envisioned as a space for artists to develop their creative expression. In celebration of its first decade, the exhibition opens in Dubai, as Swatch is the Official Timing Provider for Expo 2020 Dubai.
The 10 artists featured are as eclectic as Expo 2020 itself : Alec Von Bargen, a visual artist from the USA ; Benedikt Partenheimer, a photographer from Germany; Donal Turner, a French artist and illustrator who has created a special diary about the Swatch Art Peace Hotel; Jordi Fornies, a Spanish visual artist, musician and composer based in Singapore; Katharina Lehmann from Russia, a visual artist based in Germany; Lei Lei of China, an experimental animation artist; Mujin of China, an independent film director and video artist; Ouma, a Japanese visual artist; Sarah Song, a new media artist and “ techspressionist ” based in Hong Kong and Shanghai; and Julian Palacz, a digital and conceptual artist based in Austria. The exhibition features diverse pieces, ranging from large-scale installations to curated illustrations.
In parallel, a virtual exhibition of Swatch Art Peace Hotel art traces is available on www.swatch-art-peace-hotel.com as part of a global program developed by Swatch to partner with major cultural institutions around the world. The 10th anniversary year of the brand’s artist residency comes to an end with the prestigious and unique collaboration with Alserkal.
The exhibition will run until March 31, 2022, coinciding with the end of Expo 2020 Dubai.
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