Artists unite with digital art to celebrate India’s Republic Day

Pouring out the melody during Ekta.

Muhammad Yusuf, Featured Writer

Ekta 2023 (Unity 2023) held at the Digital Arts Theater in Souk Madinat Jumeria (January 26) was not only a celebration of the 74th Republic Day of India, but also a wonderful experience bringing together diverse groups. , including industry leaders, dignitaries and arts veterans, celebrating unity and diversity through the power of art.

Running until January 29, it will support the creative economy, provide attendees with opportunities to network and learn from experts in their fields, provide a platform for creativity and innovation, and allow everyone to reflect on the power and beauty of digital art. The event featured a spectacular gallery display of 360-degree display ‘platforms’ by six selected artists from the UAE – Varsha Suraka, Aakanksha Kshatriya, Stanislava Burianek, Afshan Nawaz Khan, Malini Karani and Annie Teriani.

Children stand on stage at Ekta event.

During the event, artists Sureka said, “It was a great opportunity to connect with creative people like artists and actors. A one-of-a-kind experience to showcase my art in a fully immersive environment. It felt like a dream to see my creations on such a big screen! Really exciting. The organizers and team were amazing, everything was very well organized and all the artists and actors created a great environment to showcase their work.”

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The collective performance was undoubtedly a showcase celebration of the artists’ unique perspectives and styles. During this event, not only the amazing works of the most talented artists of the industry were displayed, but also a multi-episode performance was performed. Melodica music, grace and elegance of ballerinas from Dance Center, Kathak performance led by renowned Vaishali Mhaisalkar and high energy and energetic routines from Just Dance Studio graced every presentation.

Composer Kristina Borbova performed on the violin during the event, which captivated the audience. The various performances complement the artworks on display and aim to support the celebration of unity and diversity that Ekta 2023 aims to promote. “The digital art exhibition was amazing. The use of technology to enhance the work was really well done and it was great to see the unique vision of the artists transformed into digital form,” said one guest. Ekta 2023 attracted performing and visual arts enthusiasts from across the art world. Visitors were able to fully immerse themselves in the interactive experience.

Ekta event scene.

Artists were also on hand to get up close and personal with their creative process, answer questions, and provide insights that deepened their understanding of their work. “ARTOZE is delighted with the success of Ekta 2023; It exceeded all expectations and we are forever grateful to our participants, artists, performers and sponsors. The event was a win-win for the power of art to connect and inspire people. ARTOZE looks forward to supporting the creative economy in the coming years and creating an unforgettable experience for all who attend,” said a spokesperson for the event.

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ARTOZE Gallery and Exhibitions in Dubai organizes international art events, virtual art galleries and exhibitions, has an art magazine and podcast, and engages students, artists, schools, art galleries, SMEs and enterprises from around the world. “It was a great opportunity to meet creative minds such as artists and actors. A unique experience to showcase your art in a stunning environment. It was an amazing feeling to see my work on such a big screen! Really exciting,” said participating artist Malini. Moroccan artist Eng. Sara Achchuch exhibited acrylic paintings of Mahatma Gandhi and Indian women.

Eng. Sara Ahchuch with a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.

The latter had equal parts worldly and otherworldly. “Art is a mediator between spiritual and sensory life,” explains Ahcuch. This event was supported by Wasaya Investments, Danube Properties, Rayna Tours, Barakat, Filli Cafe, 25 Degrees North Restaurant, Graphics Hub, Focus Display Advertising, Veesham Publishing House, Melodica Music and Dance Center, employees Waleed, Bassam and Artlab. , Institute of Chartered Accounts of India, Indian Women in Dubai, ACKAF Association, Al Matiya Club, My Govindas, Experiential Marketing Products, Etisalat Yellow Pages, Sterling Perfume, The Face Shop, Digitally Beyond Image, Magzoid Magazine, Khaleej Times, The Finance World Magazine , Unite Podcast, Big 106.2, Talk 100.3, Zee TV, MobiShastra.

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It was attended by many dignitaries including Khalid bin Abdullah Almullah, Juma Al Madani, Munira Albalooshi, Khalil Abdulwahid and Faisal Abdulkader. Digital art refers to any artwork or practice that uses digital technology as part of a creative or presentational process, and more specifically, computational art that uses and engages with digital media. After the initial resistance, the impact of digital technology has transformed activities such as painting, literature, drawing, sculpture, music/sound art, and new techniques such as Internet art, digital installation art, and virtual reality have emerged.

The Dubai Creative Economy Strategy aims to transform the Emirate of Dubai into an international destination for creativity and a capital of the creative economy by 2025. The strategy aims to quintuple the contribution of creative industries to Dubai’s GDP from 2.6 percent by 2020. By 2025, the number of creative companies based in Dubai will increase from 8,300 in 2020 to 15,000 by 2025 and from 70,000 in 2020 to 140,000 in 2025.


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