The 9th edition of the international art fair Art Dubai opened its doors to the public on 18th March 2015. The event presents a selected yet diverse line-up of around 90 galleries from the U.A.E and around the world, across three programs: Contemporary; Modern, devoted to masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia; and Marker, a curated section of artspaces that focuses each year on a particular theme or geography.

This year, one of the highlight is Cameroonian artist  Pascale Marthine Tayou‘s installation titled Plastic Tree C. The installation consists of a surreal forest springing up from a wall. The installation is made up of used colourful plastic bags, a symbol of our consumerist society.

“We see more and more participation from Africa and that is very strategic for us to make sure that Dubai becomes a home for the various African art scenes,” says Antonia Carver, Fair Director of Art Dubai  (Source: The National)

The installation aims at creating awareness about the catastrophic state of our ecosystem and presents a colourful critique of capitalism and environmental issues.

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Photography by: Ela Bialkowska, Okno Studio

Pascale Marthine Tayou

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