Daman seeks artwork for The Buildings
Dubai, May 24, 2008
Daman Investments is supporting Dubai government’s effort to strengthen the role of art in society.
The company has commissioned Emirati and Middle Eastern artists to create a significant number of artworks for its prestigious ‘The Buildings by Daman’ project at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
The commissioned artworks will be installed in public spaces within the Dh1.6 billion development that is set to be a new iconic addition to the DIFC skyline.
“DIFC strongly supports the role for art in our community. We believe art can stimulate new ideas and perspectives in business. Our larger vision for strengthening the role of art in society includes the development of Dubai into a regional and international centre for art and culture,” said DIFC governor and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority managing director Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman.
Daman’s initiative in commissioning new works of art for ‘The Buildings’ project will support this vision. We encourage other companies to follow Daman’s lead in supporting art. Daman’s decision to commission artworks for ‘The Buildings’ project sets an encouraging trend that can build Dubai’s profile as a city that supports local and regional artistic talent,” he said.
“We have commissioned Middle Eastern and Emirati artists to develop original works of art for ‘The Buildings’ project as part of our strong commitment to supporting art and artists. We believe our project can serve as a showcase for the works of emerging Middle Eastern artists. These works of art will blend in with the overall architectural and interior design of our projects. We hope this initiative will contribute to DIFC’s and Dubai’s objective of supporting art and being a hub for both regional and global art,” said Chief executive officer Shehab Gargash.
‘The Buildings by Daman’ will cover more than 1.6 million square feet of built-up area including freehold apartments, offices, a luxury hotel and retail space. US architectural firm Perkins and Will is the Design Architect for the project,” said Chief executive officer Shehab Gargash. – TradeArabia News Service