Departure Exhibition – Culture Event in Abu Dhabi
Hailed as one of the world’s leading Spanish contemporary sculptors, Mascaró will present an exhibition of boats made from rusted iron and oxidised bronze, with an 18 meter life-size ship out at the front entrance and 26 boats in different sizes taking up the indoor gallery space. The works touch on ideals of Abu Dhabi’s traditional relationship as a historical port-city through the visual and textual components that refer to the sea, trade and histories – words which are significant and synonymous to the capital emirate.
In addition to the works on display, Warehouse421 aim to take visitors on a behind-the-scenes journey into Mascaró’s studio. The exhibition will include a selection of his drawings, models, and interviews that demonstrate the artist’s process of creation. As a tribute to the UAE’s ancestry of sailing, sea trade and maritime antiquity, Departure will also present traditional Emirati poetry and imagery about the sea, where excerpts will provide insight into the sailors’ emotions of travelling, the longing, reuniting, and the mystery of the unknown out at sea, to his community back home.
May 04 to Sep 04, 2016
Warehouse421 , Abu Dhabi