March 15th - 18th, 2017

For Art Dubai's 11th edition, Meriem Bennani has been commissioned to create the outdoor installation "Ghariba/Stranger" on Madinat Jumeirah's Fort Island.

The installation features playful video portraits of four Moroccan women on various interactive sculptures, which draw visual inspiration from beauty salons, massage parlors and children's playgrounds.

The video portraits discovered within each sculpture appear as if footage from a reality TV show, telenovela or family home movies. "Ghariba" takes the viewer on an escapist, game-like journey to piece together a larger narrative, creating an experience not dissimilar to how we actively synthesize information by scrolling through various media platforms.

See press for "Ghariba" from The Art Newspaper and Artnet News.

Art Dubai
March 15-18, 2017
Madinat Jumeirah | 6 Al Sufouh Rd, Dubai