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Shaikha Al Mazrou

Born in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Lives in Dubai.

The Plinth

Carrara marble and steel
196 x 267 x 269 cm

© Shaikha Al Mazrou 2021. Commissioned by Expo 2020 Dubai.
Expo 2020 Dubai Collection


The Plinth by Shaikha Al Mazrou embodies her aesthetic language, which diverts materiality and creates dynamic forms with an interplay of tension and balance, demonstrating the artist's intuitive, keenly felt understanding of materials and their physical properties. The work conceptually and formally references plinths, and its form allows the future administration of the neighbourhood to commission other artists to create artworks that will be exhibited in relation to it.

Al Mazrou intends the sculpture to function as a tool for future dialogue with other artists. The endless possibilities of these future collaborations will be guided through a set of rules and values set out in a document (The Manifesto), which is the result of an intensive discussion with a community of local artists.

From information by Expo 2020 Dubai Public Art Programme.

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