A New Artistic showcase in Dubai Highlights the Impact of Climate Change

Lindsay Judge   |   02-09-2023

A new exhibition has landed in Dubai, highlighting the immense landscapes of our world and the harmful impact of climate change on some of nature’s most treasured destinations. Three stories take viewers on a journey to the intersection of the world’s three tallest mountain ranges – the Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindu Kush- showcasing some breathtaking landscapes and mountain ranges.


The stories illustrate the harmful impacts of climate change on our natural world. Once-glacial peaks, a defining feature of these mountains, now gradually wither away, causing calamities that ripple within Pakistan and far beyond its borders.


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The exhibition, which is taking place at ICD Brookfield Palce in association with Dastaangoi Gallery, follows the journey of three artists from the prestigious Florence Academy of the Arts: Austrian painter Louis Szápáry, Finnish-American painter Saara Knapp, British painter Phoebe Stewart Carter, along with the Dastaangoi team. Their perspectives uniquely frame the narratives interwoven within these landscapes.


The North is a first-of-its-kind exhibition that transcends beyond the paint, evoking emotions beyond your anticipation. Malak Abu Qaoud, Arts & Events Manager at ICD Brookfield Place, states;


At ICD Brookfield Place, we proudly unveil “The North”, an exhibition that delves into the profound impacts of climate change on our environment. As advocates of sustainability, this showcase aligns with one of our fundamental pillars, underscoring our commitment to a greener future.” 


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Curated by Dastaangoi’s co-founder Amad Mian, “The North is an exhibition that transcends borders and paints; it is a desperate call for awareness on what is happening at the forefront of our generation with the climate crises.”


The exhibition runs from August 24 to September 23, 2023, at ICD Brookfield Place, Level 1.