Face of 21st Century Culture. The exhibition shows the making of 21st century culture, built upon the vision and heritage of the Emirati people and their fellow global citizens everywhere, as well as how these ideas take shape on architectural, urbanistic and cultural projects for the next decades. Curated by Rem Koolhaas & Jack Persekian.
An exhibition by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority in cooperation with the Vitra Design Museum.
Curators: Rem Koolhaas & Jack Persekian
Everyone knows the architectural landmarks of Dubai, but this new global city’s true achievement and future promise soars well beyond it’s dynamic growth and spectacular buildings. Dubai is first and foremost about its people – a vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan community made up of over 200 different nationalities. These people are the driving forces behind the widely published new forms of design, culture, communication and lifestyle that shape Dubai today. Nowhere else in the world is the radical transformation of what people think of nationalities, heritage and culture more evident than in Dubai.
This exhibition tells the story of Dubai from a cultural angle. It shows the making of 21st century culture, built upon the vision and heritage of the Emirati people and their fellow global citizens everywhere, as well as how these ideas take shape on architectural, urbanistic and cultural projects for the next decades. Being shown parallel to the exhibition “Living under the Crescent Moon” the exhibition “Dubai Next” will complement the museum’s focus on Arab domestic and contemporary culture in 2008.
The exhibition may only be viewed as part of a guided tour!
Special exhibition tours daily at 4 p.m.
As part of the regular architectural tours daily at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
Photo: Reem Al Ghaith
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Firestation, Vitra Campus
Vitra Design Museum
Charles-Eames-Str. 1 D -79576 Weil am Rhein Germany
Monday through Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed: December 24 - 25, December 31, January 1
The museum shop and the cafè have the same opening hours as the museum.
Museum EUR 8,00, reduced price EUR 6,50, children under 12 years of age free
Guided architectural tour: EUR 9,50 (Duration: 2 hours)
Combination ticket (museum + guided architectural tour); EUR 13,50, reduced price EUR 11,50