This year thirteen artists were commissioned to create site-specific works for Art Dubai's largest and most diverse not-for-profit programme ever. Capsule Arts were delighted to support the programme by having Artist Shi Jinsong create his new artwork in our studio in Al Quoz, Dubai. Unveiled on opening night the artwork evolved into a performance piece which saw visitors whisper into glass bottles before they were placed neck down into the trunk of a tree, preserving their thoughts. It's always a joy to see an artist work and the journey taken to produce the final piece. This particular piece being site specific was rather large and had it's own logistical challenges. Seeing an empty large warehouse fill with wood, sawdust, charcoal and broken glass is not something seen in everyday life, especially for many of our neighbours and people working in the area - it's fantastic to see them curious and ask questions.
Here's a look at our studio diary for Shi Jinsong's installation.