Arabesque
Arab World Festival

Kennedy Center
2009

ClientThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

LocationWashington DC, USA

DateFeb. – March 2009

Size4 000 m2

Budget10 M$ US for the whole festival

ScopeExhibitions art direction, scenography, design

Project leaderMathieu Muin, Clementine Terramorsi

Multimediaon-situ

GraphicsHassan Massoudy: logotype

SignageEdna Jamandre

LightingGlenn Turner, Kennedy Center

Photo creditMargot I. Schulman, Studio A. Gardère

Since 2005 Studio Adrien Gardère was in charge of the artistic direction and design of all exhibitions and installations of the international festivals of the Kennedy Center, the largest center of performing arts in the US, which offers more than 8.000 m2 of exhibition spaces.

 

The Arabesque festival — third International festival designed by the Studio — was the largest festival ever devoted to the Arab world in the United States.

 

For this festival, the Studio designed exhibitions and installations on fashion (brides of the Arab world), jewelry (Azza Fahmy), calligraphy (H. Massoudy and F. Behbehani), photography (Youssef Nabil), and painting (Breaking the veils).

 

The Studio has also designed, produced and directed with on-situ —  long-time partner for all multimedia installation — a unique video installation called "Exploratorium" dedicated to the golden age of Arabic sciences from the 7th to the 15th centuries.

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ClientThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

LocationWashington DC, USA

DateFeb. – March 2009

Size4 000 m2

Budget10 M$ US for the whole festival

ScopeExhibitions art direction, scenography, design

Project leaderMathieu Muin, Clementine Terramorsi

Multimediaon-situ

GraphicsHassan Massoudy: logotype

SignageEdna Jamandre

LightingGlenn Turner, Kennedy Center

Photo creditMargot I. Schulman, Studio A. Gardère