1971 Design Gallery launch the exhibition ZERO @ The Flag Island on March 11
Maraya Art Centre, the innovative contemporary visual arts hub in Sharjah, has announced the launch of 1971, a new design gallery, in The Flag Island.
1971 is a multi-functional design space dedicated to exhibition, display and discussion on all forms of contemporary design ranging from graphic, furniture to interior as well as interactive design and new technologies. Through a mixture of curated exhibitions and public programmes 1971 aims to become a regional and international design hub in the UAE working in close proximity with local designers, architects, schools and universities.
1971’s launch was marked by a press conference on the 9th of March and introduced also the exhibition ZERO, which is set to open on the 11th of March at 7pm.
The launch of the new multifunctional design space is being inaugurated through the eco-friendly exhibition ZERO, sponsored by Bee’ah, the Sharjah Environment Co, the region’s leading environmental management company.
The press conference agenda included a welcome speech by H.E. Marwan Al Sarkal, CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), followed by addresses by Giuseppe Moscatello, Maraya Art Centre Manager, MeeraTaryam, Director of Environmental Services and Education at Bee’ah, and Cyril Zammit, Design Days Dubai’s Fair Director.
Ahmed Al Qaseer, Chief Operation Officer of the SHUROOQ, said that “1971’s aim is not to”just” be an art gallery in the traditional sense, but rather a space and a destination that encourages dialogue around all facets of designers, artist, and the community and one that gives artist the opportunity to focus solely on design”.
Giuseppe Moscatello, Maraya Art Centre Manager, also commented that “Our aim with ZERO was to challenge the superb design talents of the UAE to dream up innovative and unusual concepts, to push design boundaries by using creative recycled materials, while raising community awareness surrounding the role that eco-design can play in reaching the laudable goal of zero waste”.
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