An exhibition of ice cream-inspired artworks is taking place at the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi this summer. Twenty-five Emirati and expat artists and creatives show their love of ice cream through their works. The exhibition is open to visitors until the 31st of August.
According to the head of Cultural Foundation community programme, Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, US-based Emirati artist Farah Al Qasimi’s photographic exhibition “General Behaviour”, which is now on display at the Foundation’s main hall, served as an inspiration for this summer pop-up.
“Farah Al Qasimi’s exhibition focuses on human behaviour, going out, shopping and lifestyle habits. So, I thought such aspects can come into this pop-up, which is a full activation for adults and children to enjoy the summer. All this relates to Farah Al Qasimi’s exhibition talking about the generic behaviour on how we spend our money on aesthetics,” says Sumayyah Al Suwaidi.
Also, according to Al Suwaidi, the Cultural Foundation’s aim was to create something that was between Al Qasimi’s show and that of Emirati artist Mohamed Al Astad, whose exhibition “Another Perspective” is now on display on the first floor of the centre.
“So either you are well known and everybody knows you or no one knows you. So that gap is where we come in as a community to bridge it,” says Al Suwaidi. “So we have 13 artists — they are fashion designers, architects and interior designers. For the light boxes, we have  illustrators. So as many [artists] as we can bring together, that’s our job, that’s our mandate.”
Besides the Cake and Sprinkles exhibition, visitors can enjoy a gaming space with a zone to play mini-golf and huge chess and a pop-up cafe that offers a variety of desserts for visitors of all ages.
To get more information, please visit the official webpage of the exhibition.