Zumtobel Dubai hosts Antidote, art & design platform

Artroom, edition II - Collective loft

Artroom is a unique concept in Dubai, inviting the audience to discover an ephemeral art and design collection in an informal and relaxed private environment. The second edition will take place from 10th – 31st March 2016  in the Zumtobel warehouse located in the heart of Al Quoz, opposite to Al Serkal Avenue.

Ibrahim Quraishi, grandpa kleurplaat

Saira Mumtaz, I love you at the darkest

Smarin, nap bar installation

Smarin, nap bar installation

Idress Hanif, when he left he did not say he will not come

Smarin, nap bar installation

Idress Hanif, a dream which slept for ever

Collective loft is a life-size installation of the interior of a young collector's home, who picked up pieces with a special connection to the places he visited around the world, creating a well rounded international collection with special emphasis on the Middle East.

Artroom, edition II features artworks and handmade design pieces by 22 artists and designers from 11 countries: Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, France, Cuba, USA, Argentina among others. The main focus of this edition are emerging artists from the region. Ibrahim Quraishi, recipient of numerous awards (e.g. The Mondriaan Fonds Grant Award 2014), and French designer Smarin have been commissioned site-specific installations for this collection.

Martin Reyna's large scale works on paper will bring an interesting perspective on abstraction to the collection. Reyna is a well-established Argentinean artist present in several private, corporate and museum collections (e.g.: MAC, Lima, Peru and MACRO, Rosario, Argentina). Antidote will also present a new collaboration with two Pakistani artists, Idrees Hanif and Aamir Habib, introducing their 3D pieces in cement and neon. 

"We are very excited to host Antidote's temporary collection at the Zumtobel premises. Antidote has proven to be very creative and it will be interesting to see how they will transform the warehouse into an arty living space. The interaction between the elegant art pieces and the industrial look of the space will create a unique experience."

Complete list of artists and designers participating in Artroom: Salar Ahmadian, Severine Blanchet, Daniel Farioli, Cedric Galopin, Curtis Gannon, Aamir Habib, Idrees Hanif, Antoine Grospiron-Jaccoux, Farah Mahbub, Sarah Mumtaz, Stephanie Marin, Andre Meyerhans, Tahir Mahmood, Didier Naert, Chantal Parise, Position Collective, Jorge Luis Pouyu, Ibrahim Quraishi, Mohamed Rabie, Martin Reyna, Joëlle Verstraeten, Saira Wasim.

10th - 31st March, 2016 / Artroom, edition II – Collective loft
Zumtobel Lighting GmbH Warehouse, 6A street, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE.

Open every day (except on Friday) - 10 am to 7 pm - free entrance.
Highlights: 14th to 18th March 2016.

Private visits for small groups can be organised, please send an email to fix a date & time: contact@antidotedxb.com