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His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan inaugurates the opening show

DUBAI, UAE; 22 September 2021 –

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, today inaugurates the opening show of Firetti Contemporary titled Praxis of Change.


He was joined by Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, Art and Culture CEO Dr. Saeed Mubarak Kharbash, Art and Culture Head of Fine Art Khalil Abdulwahid, Deputy Director Commissioner General Office Najib Mohammed Al Ali, Khalid Albooshi from the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Abdelmonem Alserkal, Founder of Alserkal Avenue and Dina Storey – Director of Sustainability Expo 2020.

Designed to inspire artistic appreciation and a desire to respond to environmental challenges, the goal of the exhibition is to view art through ecological glasses: How the environment is represented within images and sculptures as well as how the role of humans on Earth is depicted.

Praxis of Change provides a visual and perceptive insight into the realm of sustainable actions. The impact of intrinsic values is reflected through the well-being of our environment, shedding light on the critical need for a paradigm shift in our current reality. The event falls in line with the core values of Expo 2020 – “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future” through sustainability, mobility, and opportunity.

The exhibition showcases the works of 10 different artists, a number that invites a countdown to action and challenges the viewers to implement 10 initiatives towards a more sustainable way of living.

The artists taking part in this exhibition include Charbel Samuel Aoun (Lebanon), Catherine Latson (USA), Laura Lappi (Finland),  Rachel Libeskind (USA), Irvin Pascal (UK), Ghizlane Sahli (Morocco), Arjan Shehaj (Albania), Collin Sekajugo (Uganda), Eltjon Valle (Albania) and Fatiha Zemmouri (Morocco).

Praxis of Change will run from 22 September to 24 November 2021 at Firetti Contemporary, located at Unit 29 Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz. For more information, email or visit

About Firetti Contemporary

“Creating Meaningful and Sustainable Collections”

Firetti Contemporary is a gallery where art and creative concepts align from the region and beyond, encouraging global engagement through creating meaningful and sustainable collections.

By representing both established and emerging artists from all over the world, Firetti Contemporary strives to build a multidisciplinary art space with a strong identity to an international platform. Bringing together like-minded individuals and pioneers of the artistic and expressive future, the gallery assembles a dynamic curation of works that encourage the importance of individuality as well as establishing collective alignment.

Using the vast space of the gallery, Firetti Contemporary ventures to support a network of collaborations with a unique taste in presentation, becoming an integral part of the local community. The gallery embraces the central place that art can play in sustainability and social issues, whilst doing so its mission is to become a vehicle for social change, instilling values in our society through the inspirational power of art.