Idris Khan selected for major public art commission in Abu Dhabi

Friday, March 25, 2016
Idris Khan selected for major public art commission in Abu Dhabi

Sean Kelly is pleased to announce that Idris Khan has been selected to design a permanent public monument for the new Memorial Park in Abu Dhabi, commemorating Emiratis who have sacrificed their lives in service to the UAE.

Idris Khan selected for major public art commission in Abu Dhabi

Sean Kelly is pleased to announce that Idris Khan has been selected to design a permanent public monument for the new Memorial Park in Abu Dhabi, commemorating Emiratis who have sacrificed their lives in service to the UAE. Khan's design was selected from proposals submitted by three outstanding artists of international reputation. The Memorial monument will comprise a series of massive metal panels, each supporting the next – signifying the support and strength between soldiers, families and citizens in the face of adversity. The monument will form the centerpiece of the Memorial Park, which will be a place of reflection, strength, pride, unity and eternity, and will include a large plaza with terraced seating, public gardens and a pavilion for quiet contemplation; a unique reflective pool will mirror the nearby Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Idris Khan, concept design for The Memorial monument in Abu Dhabi, 2016. © Idris Khan, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, NY.

 

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