Vida Downtown Dubai in artful collaboration
Vida Downtown Dubai has teamed up with visual artist Owais Husain for the first installation of Art in Vida 2017 with his video installation entitled Empires of Memory
The boutique hotel continues to support the art and design community with its Art in Vida program, which aims to celebrate creativity and individuality.
The interactive exhibition will be on display at the Vida Downtown Dubai from March 10th until April 15th with its unveiling during Art Week in Dubai.
In Empires of Memory, Owais Husain explores the themes of identity, displacement, and memory through mixed media using both video and stacked steel trunks. His exhibition explores the evolution of memory through history; how one can be used to shape, manipulate, or distort the other and how this dynamic is influenced by the hierarchies of culture through generations.
The video installation combines seven steel trunks in a vertical stack, in an interactive totem pole shape, which will allow guests to feel as if they are being transported to a world of aesthetic memory seen through his abstract videos. The artist will be using film to take guests on a journey, seen through the use of both subjective interpretations of memory on the screens of the traveling trunks.
A Vida Downtown Dubai representative said in a statement: “Vida Downtown Dubai is excited to continue its creative collaborations with the artistic community, as it is proud to support emerging and established talent in the region through its Art in Vida initiative.”
Empires of Memory by Owais Husain opens on Monday, March 13 at Vida Downtown Dubai.