Exploring the Evolution of Memory Through History

As part of Art in Vida Initiative, Vida Downtown Dubai has teamed up with renowned visual artist Owais Husain for the first installation of Art in Vida 2017, with his visually fascinating video installation entitled Empires of Memory.


The interactive exhibition will be on display at the boutique hotel from March 10th until April 15th with its unveiling during Art Week, as the city is bursting with creative energy.

In Empires of Memory, Owais Husain explores the themes of identity, displacement, and memory through mixed media using both video and stacked steel trunks. His exhibition explores the evolution of memory through history; how one can be used to shape, manipulate, or distort the other and how this dynamic is influenced by the hierarchies of culture through generations.


The video installation combines seven steel trunks in a vertical stack, in an interactive totem pole shape, which will be sure to mesmerize guests as they dive into the artists’ mind, transported to a world of aesthetic memory seen through his abstract videos. The artist will be using film to take guests on a compelling creative journey, seen through the use of both subjective interpretations of memory on the screens of the traveling trunks.

Vida Downtown Dubai is excited to continue its creative collaborations with the artistic community, as it is proud to support emerging and established talent in the region through its Art in Vida initiative.

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