XLIX - 49 in roman numerals
The XLIX art project is a collaboration of 30+ female artists. Griet van Den Auwelant created 49 identical concrete dolls, each doll will be decorated and finalized by one of the artists according to her art speciality. All dolls are projected to be finished by january 31 2021.
At the 50th anniversary of the UAE a 50th doll will be added, one multiple times the size of the other sculptures.
The objective is to hold several public exhibitions. Considered locations are the opera, D3, City walk, The Beach, Expo 2020… we are open for any suggestions and support in finding and securing the space. The first exhibit should start on february 2021 to March 8, international women’s day.
The dolls will be auctioned during universal women’s week 14-20 march 2021. The proceeds will go to a women empowerment focussed charity.