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Desert is a Forest: Sunoj D and Namrata Neog

October 17, 2020-September 4, 2022

Jameel Arts Foundation, Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, UAE

Jameel Arts Centre presents Desert is a Forest by Sunoj D and Namrata Neog, an artist garden.

The garden, as envisioned at the Jameel Arts Centre, in a way translates the idea of how to “think like a forest”, exploring the biodiversity within the UAE landscape, and the interconnectedness of the goat, the human, the plant and the natural mineral deposits that form in the desert. A garden of complex entanglements, Desert is a Forest examines the politics of food, domestication, relationships between humans and non-humans, and the way we see and interpret the environment, while also telling the unique history of the UAE’s plant ecology and nutritional habits.

Find out more on the Jameel Arts Centre website.