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    Public Art Programme

    Permanent public artworks interwoven into the urban fabric of Expo 2020 site.
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    How we see the world, constructed in our imagination

    Integrated throughout the Expo 2020 site, 11 commissioned public artworks create a journey of ideas, aesthetics and concepts. They will be landmarks, both today and in the future, creating a real and imaginary path during Expo – and afterwards, when they will become an essential part of Expo City’s innovative character within the urban fabric of Dubai.

    • Public Art Programme - Curatorial narrative
      Curatorial narrative

      The Public Art Programme is inspired by the famous Arab mathematician, astronomer and physicist Ibn al Haytham’s Book of Optics (c. 11th century).

    • Public Art Programme - Commissioned artists
      Commissioned artists

      Hamra Abbas, Afra Al Dhaheri, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Abdullah Al Saadi, Monira Al Qadiri, Asma Belhamar, Olafur Eliasson, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Khalil Rabah, Yinka Shonibare, and Haegue Yang. 

    • Public Art Programme - Tarek Abou El Fetouh
      Curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh

      The programme is curated as a platform for contemporary art on the site with permanent substantial public artworks interwoven within its urban fabric.