The Daily Star: Industrial warehouse zone turns underground art scene

A Daily Star article discussing the rise of Dubai’s Al-Quoz district into a flourishing center of art. This area was previously an industrial zone, and has made a remarkable transformation. 

“Al-Quoz, home to stark warehouses and a huge cement factory in the shadow of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, is a far cry from the glitz and glamour that has come to be associated with Dubai.

“It’s raw. It’s a clean plate that we can work on. This is a growing cultural hub, a warehouse district where the ceilings are high and rents are low,” said Rami Farook, founder of the Traffic gallery, where Emirati, Iranian and Saudi artists show works ranging from graffiti art to blaring video installations.” (cited from article below) 

Check out the article here: 

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2011/May-09/Industrial-warehouse-zone-turns-underground-art-scene.ashx#axzz1LtzXfTRJ

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