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Grand unveiling of Al Habtoor Motors’ state-of-the-art JAC Showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road

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Source: Zawya by refinitiv

Marking a moment of pride, Al Habtoor Motors LLC, the exclusive distributor of JAC vehicles in the UAE, introduced its state-of-the-art showroom along the renowned Sheikh Zayed Road. The showroom’s concept, design, and decoration were meticulously curated to pay homage to the history of JAC and its remarkable journey. The grand opening event was a momentous occasion, with Mr. Khalaf Al Habtoor, Chairman of Al Habtoor Group, and Mr. Sultan Al Habtoor, President of Al Habtoor Motors, gracing the event. With a sense of unity and shared purpose, Mr. Khalaf and Mr. Sultan together, officially inaugurated the showroom, marking the beginning of a new era for automotive excellence and innovation.

Spanning an impressive 1800.10 square meters, the showroom was not just a space but a living embodiment of JAC’s history. The brilliant amalgamation of muted Grey, White, and Black tones in line with JAC Motors Corporation’s Dealer Visual Identity served as the canvas for the historical narrative. Each detail was thoughtfully incorporated to reflect the legacy of JAC, creating an atmosphere that resonated with visitors who appreciated the intertwining of history and modernity.

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You Nearly Missed: 5X Fest’s celebration of South Asian music and art

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Source: Straight Newsletter

Starting tomorrow (June 13), celebrate the best of South Asian music and art with 5X Fest, now in its seventh year. The multi-day festival has four signature events showcasing music, visual art, fashion, and culture.

Here’s a complete list of what’s going on.

5X Art Party

A fete curated by Ritesh Matlani, an Indian queer floral designer and filmmaker who specializes in intricate floral installations.

Read more: https://www.straight.com/arts/you-nearly-missed-5x-fests-celebration-of-south-asian-music-and-art

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South Asia’s highest ‘land art’ festival set in Ladakh reflects on climate change

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Source: The Hindu

A carpet of fabric in a gradation of red, brown, and maroon spreads across a dirt road leading up to a barren mountain range. Close by, a cross-section of land lights up in blue fluorescence at night. If the last edition of sā Ladakh, South Asia’s highest contemporary land art festival, is anything to go by, interactive public art has found an effective format in the country: imagine art at an altitude of 3,500 metres.

As you read this, bamboo pillars are being erected in the 22-acre Disko Valley Bike Park in Leh, one of the highest in the country, as it prepares for the festival.

Read more: https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/south-asias-highest-land-art-festival-set-in-ladakh-reflects-on-climate-change/article68207143.ece

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South Asian Artists Confront Oppression with Joy

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In the 14th century, the Indian poet and spiritual leader Guru Ravidas imagined a utopia called Begampura. This “land without sorrow,” as Begampura translates from Hindi, would be casteless, classless, and griefless. Free from anxieties and discrimination, inhabitants could pursue spiritual freedom.

A modern reinterpretation of Begampura undergirds Dalit Dreamlands: Toward an Anti-Caste Future, a multimedia group art show currently on display in downtown Oakland.

Read more: https://www.altaonline.com/dispatches/a60669886/south-asian-artists-confront-oppression-with-joy/

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