New Permanent Public Artworks In Abu Dhabi To Deliver Lasting Legacy Of Inclusion
Umer Jamshaid 4 days ago Sun 17th March 2019 | 12:45 AM
ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 17th Mar, 2019) Six major public artworks commissioned by Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 to celebrate people of determination were unveiled at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, as part of the legacy of the Games, today.
The works include a specially created wall mural made of ceramic tiles by Paris-based artist Etel Adnan, a sculpture by Korean artist Noh Jun featuring two figures holding the Olympic Torch together and a mirrored bridge crossing over a stainless-steel lake by Mehmet Ali Uysal, according to the website of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games Organising Committee.
The artworks will form part of a permanent exhibition, in the newly named Special Olympics Garden.
Tala Al Ramahi, Chief Strategy Officer, Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 said: "Our aim is for the World Games to act as a catalyst for change, raising awareness of what people of determination can achieve and changing perceptions in society.
"These public artworks will be a permanent reminder of the importance of the Special Olympics message, ensuring generations to come benefit from the legacy of hosting these global Games in the middle East for the very first time."