ArtCulture

Zayed University students to participate in ‘The Intercultural Project’

From June the 13th to July 13th, twelve students and alumni of Zayed University’s College of Arts and Creative Enterprises are participating in a special art contest of which the successful opening took place at the Dubai showroom of Gargash, the official distributor of Alfa Romeo in the UAE.

At the presence of the Dean of CACE Ann Maree Reaney, the curator of the exhibition Prof. Walter Willems, the participant students, the Gargash owners and the Alfa Romeo ME team:

Mariam Al Fahim, Hug Series, Rawdha Al Ketbi, Abandoned Memories, Rawan Habib, Once Again Once More, Khulood Al Rais, Digital Destinations And Mindfulness, Meera Al Hameli, High Tides, Hassana Ahmed Arif, Re-Growth, Rafiaa Hussain Al Nassar, Rebirthing, Maryem Sultan Al Mannaee, Relapse, Moza Al Nuaimi, The Bridge, Mariam Abdulla Al Mheiri, Untitled, Mariam Al Suwaidi, Abu Dhabi Day and Night and Maryam Salem Al Shamsi, Between The Sand Dunes and Clouds. 

The intercultural Project is a special educational program that we have been running since 2005- said Dr. Benedetta Paravia, Project Manager. “It was devised to bring the European and Arabic cultures closer together, with a special focus on the UAE and Italy.

The students will display their creativity over the month and visitors to the exhibition can vote for the favourite artwork. Four students from Dubai and Abu Dhabi who receive the highest number of votes will be named winners of the contest and will then, accompanied by the Project Manager, Dr. Benedetta Paravia and a tutor from Zayed University, travel to Italy to participate in ‘The Intercultural Project’, a successful educational trip happening since 2005.

Throughout their time in Italy, the group- courtesy of Gargash– Alfa Romeo, which will sponsor the trip, will travel in true Italian style, being driven across the country in the very latest Alfa Romeo vehicles. The students expressed their joy and gratitude for the successful exhibition as all the visitors and guests were very much interested on the artworks and the story behind each creation.

Alfa Romeo, which will sponsor the trip, will travel in true Italian style, being driven across the country in the very latest Alfa Romeo vehicles.

Mariam Al Fahim said: “Thank 1000 times for this great and amazing opportunity which allowed me to go through the best experience of my life. This made me and my family happy and proud”. Rawdha Al Ketbi said: “Thank you so much for organizing and giving us this opportunity. It was an amazing experience and we had great time”.

“The intercultural Project is a special educational program that we have been running since 2005” – said Dr. Benedetta Paravia, Project Manager. “It was devised to bring the European and Arabic cultures closer together, with a special focus on the UAE and Italy. It also promotes intercultural dialogue and the understanding of cultural diversity, ultimately benefitting Emiratisation by motivating and encouraging the students.”

Founded in Milan, Italy way back in 1910, five key elements have made Alfa Romeo one of the world’s most desirable automotive brands – advanced technology, lightness and efficiency, performance and dynamism, distinctive Italian design and a unique spirit. These are the essential ingredients to create an Alfa Romeo and which deliver ‘la meccanica delle emozioni’ (‘the mechanics of emotions’ in English). This distinctive line, used worldwide in Italian only, pays homage to the homeland where the legend was born over a century ago.

The students will display their creativity over the month and visitors to the exhibition can vote for the favourite artwork. 

The exhibition opened June 13th 9pm and runs until July 13th at the Gargash Alfa Romeo showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road, next to the Gold and Diamond Park.