(Emirates News Agency) Minister of Culture praises creativity, innovation of Zayed University students

Zayed University (ZU) has recently unveiled the latest edition of the showCACE 2020 Senior Exhibition showcasing 52 projects, covering the four majors in the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises (CACE): visual arts, interior design, animation design and graphic design.

The exhibition is currently being held at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi until 19th March, 2021.

Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth and President of Zayed University, has toured the exhibition alongside Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of the UAE Arts Unlimited Platform, some members of the University Council, and art and culture elites.

She expressed gratitude for the creativity and innovation portrayed by 52 artists and commended their choice of topics that magnifies the current challenges faced by the community, and came up with remarkable solutions, especially in light of the current conditions imposed by COVID-19. Al Kaabi acknowledged the upkeep and attention by the university management and faculty members throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.


As an artist, Aliyah Alawadhi, CACE student, reconciled philosophical precepts with the prevailing socio-political climate. She utilised the nostalgia of childhood and adolescence in juxtaposition with the harsh realities of power structures and systems that dictate and limit what is "acceptable" to experience. "In my senior project, ‘Science of Man,’ I utilise glitch art, text and auditory elements to explore liminal relationships. I examine the areas of uncertainty in the threshold between the rebelliousness of contemporary Arab youth culture and the mystical nature of traditions, between the perceptions of female hyper-sexuality and hyper-modesty, and between traditional conformity and rapid development," she said.



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