Chourouk Hriech exhibition at Julius Baer Lounge during Art Dubai 2019
Julius Baer, the leading Swiss private banking group, will once again be present at Art Dubai from 20 – 23 March 2019, as the main sponsor of the Fair’s Contemporary section. Julius Baer’s presence for the fifth consecutive year is a testament to its ongoing commitment to the art and culture scene in Dubai and across the region.
© Chourouk Hriech, A Journey Drawn Through an Archaeology of the Present, 2019. Julius Baer Lounge for Art Dubai, variable sizes. Courtesy of the artist and Anne-Sarah Bénichou gallery.
After years of displaying works of prominent contemporary Swiss artists as part of their Art Collection, Julius Baer has commissioned Chourouk Hriech, a French artist of Moroccan origin to create and curate an exclusive exhibition in its lounge. Chourouk, who will be revealing her artworks for the very first time in Dubai, has been selected as a part of the Bawwaba programme, the newly-introduced gallery section at Art Dubai that allows international artists to immerse themselves in the local scene.
For her exhibition titled – ‘A Journey Drawn Through an Archaeology of the Present’, Chourouk will focus on creating a bridge between Switzerland and Dubai following Julius Baer’s growth story. Through her monochromatic artworks, the artist will depict Julius Baer’ journey from its origins in Switzerland dating back to 1890 to expanding and establishing a strong foothold in the Middle East, especially Dubai. Julius Baer (Middle East) Ltd., was one of the first organisations to be licensed by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) over 15 years ago highlighting the organisation’s progressive vision towards the region.
The Julius Baer lounge will open to VIP guests and collectors between March 20 and 23 during Art Dubai.
Julius Baer Lounge, Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, March 20 – 23, 2019.