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“The Art Maze” is to Launch on the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Helipad

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Global Artist Sacha Jafri and Art Visionary Marcus Schaefer will launch “The Art Maze”. Dubai’s most iconic landmark, The Burj Al Arab, will host “The Art Maze” over five days from 23rd March to 27th March 2022. 

Why a maze? Marcus Schaefer, the curator of this art exhibition says that the maze represents our life. Like life, it is the journey that becomes the destination and we reflect on the beauty around us along the way.

A collection of 30 World Heritage Sites Artwork Masterpieces will be shown in a custom-built labyrinth gallery. The five-day exhibition, “The Art Maze”, is a visionary project shining a light on the three pillars at the heart of UNESCO – Education, Science and Culture. The labyrinth gallery will measure 12 metres by 12 metres and will exhibit  Sacha Jafri’s 30 oil and acrylic original art pieces depicting 30 World Heritage Sites.

Some of the featured heritage sites include the Acropolis (Greece), Land of Olives and Vine (Palestine), Taj Mahal (India), Hegra’s Archaeological site (Saudi Arabia), Al Ain Cultural Site (UAE) and many more.

“Just like real life, the visitors of our Art Maze will have the opportunity to choose which path to take. The endpoint hence becomes the starting point; an eternal cycle in which the journey is the destination. We get to reflect on the unique beauty that surrounds us – without losing sight of the big picture,” said Marcus Schaefer, Art Visionary.

The structure of the maze, where art pieces will be on display inside (Image Courtesy: The Art Maze official site)

After the launch in Dubai, “The Art Maze” will travel across several continents for two years until 2023. Its final show will be in Abu Dhabi.

“In a world where the metaverse is becoming more of a reality, and where online and physical living is fully integrated, this project is about reconnecting humanity to the beauty that surrounds us by re-establishing links with our heritage and cultural history,” said Jafri. “The Art Maze will be a first-of-its-kind concept where art meets architecture and technology.”

 

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