FLY, SKY HIGH… DUBAI
7 – 24 Mar 2018
Opening Night | Thursday 8 Mar, 6pm–8pm
This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 15-25 Feb 2018, an initiative by Creative Victoria in partnership with NGV.
Fly, Sky High... Dubai is an extension of Majed Fayad's previous work about the clash of the Western and the Middle Eastern cultures. Taking a highly visual approach to the consumerism and capitalism invading the East, Fayad will construct an interior of a highly recommended Arab airline based in the Middle East The installation of the Emirates flight lounge at BLINDSIDE examines the impact on the marketing world of globalization through western consumerism.
Majed Fayad is a Melbourne based artist who has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014. Fayad's creative practices address the differences between the Middle Eastern and Western cultures by clashing the cultures with a strong focus on consumerism, westernised ideologies and current popular culture. Majed Fayad has presented solo and group exhibitions at Kings Ari; Seventh Gallery and the Union Hotel, Melbourne. He has created public artwork for Pridham Plaza in partnership with Moonee Valley Council and was a finalist in the Majlis Scholarship Exhibition at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery in 2014.
IMAGE | Majed Fayad, SPIT SPIT SALE, 2014, still from HD video, 1:00min. Courtesy the artist.