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By Ahmed Kanna

Somewhere through the past due 20th century, Dubai turned greater than itself. town used to be, all of sudden, a postmodern city spectacle emerging from the desert—precisely the glittering worldwide customer utopia imagined through Dubai’s rulers and service provider elite. In Dubai, the town as Corporation, Ahmed Kanna appears to be like in the back of this seductive imaginative and prescient to bare the position of cultural and political forces in shaping either the picture and the truth of Dubai.

Exposing neighborhood struggles over strength and that means within the making and illustration of Dubai, Kanna examines the middle questions of what will get equipped and for whom. His paintings, targeted in its view of the interconnectedness of cultural id, the outfitted atmosphere, and politics, bargains an instructive photo of ways various factions—from neighborhood and non-Arab citizens and expatriate South Asians to the cultural and fiscal elites of the city—have all participated within the construction and advertising of Dubai. the result's an remarkable account of the ways that the equipped atmosphere shapes and is formed by way of the event of globalization and neoliberalism in a various, multinational city.

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