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Off Centre / On Stage
Around 60 photographs with documentation drawn from archives and newspapers in the 1970s, collected by architect and writer Todd Reisz for more than a decade and capturing a moment of early ambition for Dubai as the city started to strive for global stature. Images, newspaper clippings and archival material trace the making of Dubai – city that has been deliberately on display for 70 years.
Accompanying the exhibition, which is supported by Barjeel Art Foundation, is a new book with an original essay by Reisz and never-before-published photographs in addition to those featured in the show. The publication, designed by Huda AbiFares, is a collaboration between Art Jameel and Khatt Books.
To 19 February.
Above: Dubai Creek, 1977 (courtesy of John R. Harris Library). Below: Dubai World Trade Centre, 1977 (courtesy of Stephen Finch)