EXPO 2020 Dubai

On the Book of Sceneries

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Date of publication December 2021

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EXPO 2020 Dubai
On the Book of Sceneries

Ed. Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Ala Younis


2021. 280 pp., 150 ills.


21.00 x 26.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-5048-6

Optical Realities

The Book of Optics, written by the Arab scholar Ibn al Haytham in 1021 AD, formed the conceptual framework of the Public Art Program of EXPO 2020 Dubai. Eleven renowned artists were invited to create newly commissioned, permanent artworks in public space to explore this central work of medieval science. The publication presents the works together with numerous text contributions. They explore the philosophical definitions of vision, cognition, and the importance of imagination in constructing a coherent picture of reality. With over 190 countries participating, EXPO 2020 Dubai brought together numerous cultural and artistic initiatives to build bridges between people, communities, and nations.

Works by: Hamra Abbas, Asma Belhamar, Afra al Dhaheri, Olafur Eliasson, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Shaikha al Mazrou, Monira al Qadiri, Khalil Rabah, Abdullah al Saadi, Yinka Shonibare, and Haegue Yang.

EXPO 2020 Dubai,
October 1, 2021–March 31, 2022

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