Firetti Contemporary is honoured to announce the private inaugural ceremony under the patronage of Dr. Saeed Mubarak Kharbash Al Marri, CEO of Dubai Culture and Art Authority, for IMPRINT: Art for Public Spaces, featuring the placement of two monumental sculptures, standing as an astounding manifesto in support of the awareness of Global Warming and the melting of polar glaciers, taking place at the Ballroom of Jumeirah Golf Estates Members Clubhouse.
The continuance of IMPRINT in Jumeirah Golf Estates will feature the installation of two monumental sculptures entitled ICEBERG and EARTH within the JGE community, embracing the message behind IMPRINT. This collaboration falls inline with the core values of Expo 2020 - Connecting Minds and Creating the Future' through sustainability, mobility and opportunity.
Amongst our special guests include, Khalil Abdulwahid, Visual Arts Manager for Dubai Culture, Dina Storey, Head of Sustainability Operations EXPO2020, Ermal Dredha, Ambassador of Albania, Nicola Lener, Ambassador of Italy, Sara Pandolfini, Honourary Italian Consul in Sweden and Artist Helidon Xhixha.
The floating installation ICEBERG by Helidon Xhixha was first exhibited in the middle of the Venetian lagoon in occasion of the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. A four meter high stainless steel sculpture, captivated audiences, garnering much attention from industry professionals and the media alike; as it floated through the Canal Grande and the Venetian lagoon. This outstanding reflective sculpture made a statement for global warming and the potential impact it could have on a place such as Venice in the near future.
ICEBERG in the Gulf has been placed at the Sanctuary Falls Lake and EARTH at the JGE entrance roundabout.