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An Arty Addition to Downtown Dubai

An Arty Addition to Downtown Dubai

Chorus by Jaehyo Lee


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Jaehyo Lee – Japanese artist – creates a 15 meter sculpture for the heart of Downtown Dubai

Driving down Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, in Downtown Dubai, you may notice a new resident that has just moved into town. A 15 meter sculpture, titled Chorus, is now standing tall outside Vida Downtown Dubai. Sculpted by Korean Artist Jaehyo Lee, Chorus was made using 3.4 tonnes of steel and a whopping 7.6 tonnes of wood and took the artist 5 months to execute. "My work reflects the spirit of togetherness and the emotions behind this great assembly of cultures," he said. "Ultimately, it exudes a unique form of solidarity," he says about Chorus. 

Emaar Properties Managing Director Ahmad Al Matrooshi is hoping to enhance Downtown Dubai by embellishing it with international art pieces, hoping for it to become the hub of art and culture as The Opera District. It is already home to works by famed sculptors from Colombia, South Africa, Kuwait, Syria and Spain. Chorus has been the perfect addition to this growing collection, as Matrooshi explains, "Chorus is a perfect testament to the multicultural identity of Dubai and the community." 

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