From the birth of synth-based disco to canonisation by Daft Punk, Giorgio Moroder bestrides the history of dance music like an arpeggiating cyborg colossus. However, alongside his musical achievements someone clearly thought there was something of the architect about Moroder. So much so that, some years back, a mysterious Dubai-based corporation asked him to design a pyramid to grace the Dubai skyline. Details are sketchy and the story is alluded to fleetingly in interviews with the great man but, what with one thing and another, the project never left the blueprint stage.
Curated by Simon Coates, the Giorgio Moroder’s Pyramid exhibition continues the conversation and includes specially commissioned work that imagines what the pyramid would have looked like had it been built. Featuring Harold Faltermeyer, Lucky PDF, Shusei Nagaoka, Ghada Da, Veronika Hauer, The Broca Ensemble, Andreas Heller and Andy Buchan.
next to here
September 24 - October 9, 2014
The Gallery of Light & Art Forum, DUCTAC
'next to here' showcases 25 emerging photographers from North Africa and the Middle East. Their works have been selected from the results of ten workshops conducted over a period of almost a year (2013-2014) in ten cities of the MENA region and organized by the local Goethe-Institut branches with their respective partners. The workshops were held by photographers from Germany and the Arab World alike. While initially focusing on the human relationship with nature, the attention of the workshops evolved into a questioning of our surroundings: urban and rural environments, wwork-related issues as well as memory and everyday life. Selected works of nineteen photographers were chosen by the curator to tour as a regional exhibition throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In Dubai these works will be presented together with the worksof six UAE-based photographers who participated in the workshop with German photographer Maurice Weiss at Tashkeel in February 2014.