Dubai World Expo
Art Explora in the French Pavilion
The Art Explora area in the France Pavilion illustrates the Foundation’s missions which include providing access to culture to as many people as possible and support for contemporary creation.
Art Explora will be presenting for the very first time to the public its ARTEXPLORER museum boat project, as well as a unique digital and interactive installation by artist Neïl Beloufa.
There is no I in island
Production : Bad Manner’s
Artistic direction: Neil Beloufa
The French artist Neïl Beloufa and Bad Manner’s have developed a new technology for this interactive installation. The spectator is filmed, and his picture is projected live in the middle of a map of the world on which the catamaran Art Explorer sails. Through his movements, the spectator interacts with the continents and oceans, which move, deform, transform, and no longer find their original shape. The spectator must try to answer the laments of this planet misstructured by his arrival.
The ARTEXPLORER museum boat
To present this museum boat project, the Foundation will exhibit a 3.6m long and 5m high model positioned in a pool, plus an immersive panoramic film 17m long and 3m high explaining the concept.
France Day on October 2nd 2021
Exhibition of works by French artists during World Expo's Cities themed week
During the World Cities themed week at the World Expo, Art Explora will be proposing an exhibition of works by internationally renowned French artists who question the place of ecosystems in the urban environment. These works will be presented simultaneously in several urban spaces, in both Dubai and Paris, so as to share the World Expo's arts programme with as many people as possible. The public will have the chance to discover these works in Dubai in front of the French Pavilion and on Jumeirah Road, and also in Paris on the platforms of the Palais-Royal - Musée du Louvre metro station.
Olfactory artwork by Morgan Courtois
Art Explora and IFF shall present an olfactory creation by the artist Morgan Courtois entitled Hybris, created in collaboration with perfumer Céline Barel. It will be distributed to the public in the French Pavilion and in the Paris metro during the World Expo's Cities themed week.
In collaboration with the perfumer Céline Barel
Hybris is a flash of iridescence lighting up a hydrocarbon night. An electrifying aldehyde overload in the lead. The appearance of a mutant rose in the humidity of an asphalt slick.
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