Thursday, March 27, 2014

Event: Art Wars Dubai


"Art Wars Dubai" curated by Mo Abedin
Photographs by Vin Miranda (top) and Ravindranath K of  The National (bottom)

"Art Wars Dubai" debuted in the Bloomingdales Atrium of The Dubai Mall on March 20th.  The exhibit features twenty customized StormTrooper helmets contributed by various artists from the United Arab Emirates.  This event is supported by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and The Toy Store. The exhibit will be on display until March 30th, after which it will be moved to the Middle East Film and Comic Con (April 3rd to the 5th) at The Dubai World Trade Centre, where they will be sold via auction. You really need to check out the MEFCC Facebook page to see what they have in store.



















"Art lovers and pop culture fans have a real treat lined up at this years’ Middle East Film & Comic Con with the ‘Art Wars Dubai' special exhibit commissioned for only the 2nd time globally as a part of Dubai Art Season 2014, the city’s umbrella arts initiative launched by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirates dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage.

Art Wars involves 20 UAE based artists applying their creative flair and individual styles to customise the classic Storm Trooper helmet made famous in the Star Wars films and as a pop culture icon ever since.

The original exhibit was created by Ben Moore as a charity project set up in aid of his missing brother Thomas Moore ( and the helmets were supplied by Andrew Ainsworth of Sheperton Design Studios, who has worked on over 70 feature films and was the original prop designer from the first film ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ in 1976.

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