The Al Quoz Arts Festival will return again in its 10th edition, which will be organized under the title “Journey” on January 28 and 29, in “Al Serkal Avenue” and the Al Quoz region. The festival is scheduled to witness a rich and varied program that includes more than 200 activities, as it includes more than 50 creative concepts from all over Al Quoz, to celebrate the successful decade of its establishment. The event abounds with live art and music performances, contemporary performances, food trucks, public space installations, fitness activities and much more.
One of the highlights of the festival is the participation of singers: Bou Kulthum and Saint Levant, who will perform their live music shows in the UAE for the first time, in addition to DJ and hip-hop artist Big Has, the first Saudi broadcaster to introduce this type of music to the list of radio programs.
Visitors will be invited to put aside their preconceived notions as soon as they enter the festival gates, as they will be transported to three imaginary worlds, in the world of nomadism, visitors will challenge their perception of spaces and surrender to the vastness of nature, while in the world of voyage to the cyborgs, visitors will explore the amazing dimensions of digital space, and in the world of nomadism Journey to childhood Visitors can unleash their inner childhood feelings, play and enjoy the magical world of childhood again. He will embody each of these three worlds, through different installations, fusion activities and more.
The activities of this year’s festival are full of distinguished names, as the Dubai-based artist, DJ Pacholi, showcases her inspiring art pieces with a mixture of pop, funk, disco and others, while the local band “The Tasty Biscuits” will present her quiet instrumentals and live rhythms on the stage. As for the Mutek Group, which specializes in digital arts and music, it will display an interactive installation that raises awareness about climate change by artist Amir B. Ash.
Concrete, the space for various exhibitions and events in Alserkal, once again hosts exciting and immersive interactive experiences that stimulate thought, and were created by the digital art studio “Irregular” to challenge preconceptions and inspire discussion and dialogue.
Zayed University students also display the works of recent graduates / graduates, which are in line with the idea of the festival, through the college’s first graduate exhibition since “Covid-19”, evaluated and supervised by Walter Williams, in the framework of cooperation with graduates of the College of Arts and Creative Industries at the university.
Music lovers are also looking forward to the “Goz Encore” performances for emerging talents, which represent a collaboration between the Al Quoz Arts Festival in “Al Serkal” and “The Fridge”, and the performances present some of the emerging talents in the Emirates.
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