“Imprint” by international sculptor Helidon Xhixha will showcase three monumental sculptures between 22 March to 22 May, 2021.
Firetti Contemporary at Alserkal Avenue presents a solo art exhibition of monumental artworks by international sculptor Helidon Xhixha for its first opening show, titled “Imprint”. The show is being held between 22nd March to 22nd May 2021, in awareness of environmental issues and our impact.
The exhibition will present the viewers with three main sculptures; “Earth”, “Pillar of Fortitude” and “Iceberg”. Each sculpture brings a message of its own, highlighting the grandeur of our environment and bringing awareness of global warming to the forefront. “Earth” is a sphere in mirror polished stainless steel, “Pillars of Fortitude” is a stainless steel column of seven meters, and “Iceberg” is a floating installation in stainless steel, symbolic of the melting polar glaciers.
“While highlighting social and environmental issues, our gallery’s mission is to become a vehicle for social change instilling values in our society through the inspirational power of art. Opening our first exhibition with a focus on what’s considered the greatest threat to humanity, Helidon Xhixha’s large-scale, stainless steel sculptures are going to make a powerful statement on climate change,” says Mara Firetti, Founder.
“Iceberg”, the floating installation, was once displayed in Venice during the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. As it floated amongst the Venetian lagoon, it was a reminder of our manmade impact upon the environment, and a cry for attention for the melting polar glaciers and global warming.
“Earth” works in conjunction with “Iceberg”, raising questions of climate change and acting as the terrestrial counterpoint and a reminder of manmade damage upon the environment. These sculptures are fascinating yet simple, reminders that engage the viewers to bring them to the message of peace for the planet.
“Xhixha has done his part, creating art that uses its beauty to incite positive dialogues on issues that need to be addressed. It is now up to you, the audience, to make sure the message reaches as far as possible and inspires as many as possible. Art needs its audience to invigorate change,” adds Firetti.
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