Dubai’s Emerging Art Scene Visits Tokyo

By Falcon And Associates Fz-llc, PRNE
Sunday, October 30, 2011

DUBAI, UAE, October 31, 2011 -

Dubai’s growing cultural outreach is now looking East as well as West. Following a successful launch in London, Dubai Futures: the emirate’s emerging art scene, an exhibition supported by Brownbook magazine and Falcon and Associates, will showcase the work of some of the best, young Emirati designers from the region at Tokyo Designers Week 2011.

The exhibition highlights Dubai’s increasing cultural, commercial and economic links with Japan. Dubai is now home to more than 2,400 Japanese residents - the largest Japanese community in the MENA region. More than 260 Japanese companies are registered in Dubai, including Nissan, Panasonic and Mitsubishi Motors. Global electronics giant Toshiba recently announced the establishment of its Middle East and Africa regional head office in Dubai.

Ahmed Al Shaikh, Media Escort to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Managing Director of Dubai Media Incorporated and the Dubai Government Media Office and Chairman of Falcon and Associates, said, “Japan is an important international market for Dubai, in terms of both trade and culture, and we’re delighted to be taking part in Tokyo Designers Week. The Dubai Futures exhibition not only showcases some of the exciting talent in the emirate but also highlights the opportunity that exists here for international artists and designers. It’s clear to see the two cultures are already having an influence on each other in the art world and there’s still much to explore in the synergies that exist between the creativity of the two cities.”

Dubai Futures: the emirate’s emerging art scene will take place at Tokyo Designers Week 2011, from 1st to 6th November at Meiji Jingu Gaien. ¬†A panel discussion, entitled ‘Comparative Cultures: Creative Thinking in Dubai and Tokyo‘, will take place on November 2nd between 7 and 10pm at Selan restaurant, located on the road leading to Meiji Jingu Gaien.


About Falcon and Associates: Falcon and Associates FZ-LLC is an independent strategic advisory and implementation company that was established to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the vision of Dubai both nationally and internationally. Falcon delivers initiatives to help with the long term strategic positioning of Dubai as part of the UAE, by partnering with businesses and government departments to deliver specific social, economic and trade-related goals.

About Dubai Futures: Dubai Futures is a collaborative effort between Brownbook magazine and Falcon and Associates to showcase some of the exciting talent and opportunity in design from the Middle East region. The weeklong exhibition is part of Tokyo Designers Week 2011. Dubai Future represents the first contribution from the Middle East to the event.

About Brownbook: Brownbook is an urban lifestyle guide focusing on design, culture and travel across the Middle East and North Africa. We publish six times a year.

For more information please contact:
Nicky Hawes, Communications Manager
Falcon and Associates


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