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    Visual Arts

    How we see the world, constructed in our imagination

    Tarek Abou El Fetouh – Visual Arts Curator
    An independent curator based in Brussels. Tarek started his career as art director and theatre scenographer in Cairo. His recent curatorial work include DisOrientation, House of World Cultures, Berlin (2003); Windows (multidisciplinary festival of contemporary arts.) in Minia and Cairo (2004); Roaming Inner Landscapes, Alexandria (2004) and the 9th Sharjah Biennale in 2009 titled “Past of the Coming Days”, the annual performance event Durub Al Tawaya in Abu Dhabi (from 2013 to 2018). Tarek’s recent curated exhibitions include Home Works 6 in Beirut 2013, "Lest the Two Seas Meet" at MoMA Warsaw in 2015, “The time is out of joint” in Sharjah and Gwangju 2016, “Captive of Love” in 2017 and “Rituals of Signs and Metamorphoses” in 2018 at the Red Brick Museum in Beijing.
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    • Pegasus
      The narrative

      Our visual experience of the world converges in our mind through the lens of imagination – that’s the theory of 10th century Arab scientist and philosopher Ibn al Haytham. Perception of reality comes to focus through a myriad of knowledge and memories, from our individual to shared experiences. The artworks at Expo 2020 will be a lens to revisit these ideas in a contemporary context.

    • The experience
      The experience

      A range of public artworks will be integrated into the urban fabric of Expo 2020. Spread out across the site, the artworks create a journey of ideas, aesthetics and concepts. They will be landmarks, both today and in the future, creating an imaginary path during and after the expo, becoming an essential part of District 2020’s innovative character within the urban fabric of Dubai.

    • Arts & Culture
      Discover Arts and Culture at Expo 2020

      From the Al Wasl Opera to a diverse range of installations, artistic creations, workshops and performances, you’ll be engulfed in a realm of contemporary creativity.

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