the pavilion downtown

if you happen to find yourself in dubai with an evening to spare and in need of some inspiration, do make a stop at a new contemporary art space, the pavilion downtown. i was there last night with a friend and i found the space to be minimalistic and definitely conducive to artistic minds like ours. i could imagine walking over with my laptop- and stroller- and sitting around for a few hours with a lemon mint or a tea – with everyday milk powder sneaked in. it was the kind of space which lets you feel artsy and allows you to indulge your fantasy of an artist who knows the art community. this could just be my fantasy since i now live in a place where i don’t really know the industry so to speak.

my friend felt the space was too bare-it was almost nordic in its design- without colour, but i definitely saw the potential in this bare-canvas look. the website describes it well. “THE BUILDING ITSELF REFLECTS A UNIQUE INTERIOR THAT SUPPORTS A DIALOGUE BETWEEN ART AND ITS AUDIENCE. THE PAVILION INCLUDES TWO ART GALLERIES, A RESTAURANT, A CINEMA, A LIBRARY, AN ESPRESSO BAR, A SHISHA CAFÉ AND LOUNGE.”

some of the art that took our fancy-

a light installation by an artist James Clar

Light Installation

For more of his work you can click here

we fell in love with these delicious portraits done on canvas and embellished with swarovski crystals – we couldnt find the name of the artist.

The queen
Audrey Hepburn

I thought their silence signage for the library was really cool.

please be silent.

The program for the month was chalked out on a blackboard

Some images of the space, taken in low light with the iphone. for proper images go here.

the inside lounging space
the inside eating space-vertical garden seen in the background

the pavilion downtown

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