In keeping with Oman’s recent National Day festivities, the Audi Oman showroom at Azaiba hosted a unique art project project named – ‘Caress the World’., that featured French artist Ray Monde. The project was also displayed at the Bait Al Zubair museum The exhibition is the work of Ray Monde, a French .artist-philosopher who launched this magnificent art installation project with the aim to reach 193 countries in time for the 2017 Venice Biennale.
“The objective aim of ‘Caress the World’ is to promote the Universality of Art, the Beauty of our Earth and the Power of the Human Spirit. University of Art, the power of human spirit and the beauty of our earth. The installation of 1400 hands represents the six continents caressing the world, uniting its inhabitants. In 1990, Ray Monde started her work as an independent artist and soon created several exhibitions around the world.
“Given that the project’s scope spans the world, and that the exhibition project was launched in began in the Middle East with Oman for the Middle East region, it was only natural for us to our support this great opportunity to promote the spirit of unification in this beautiful art formto it was undeniable. We are proud to have been associated with a project of this magnitude, and are happy and to have hosted a part of the installation at our showroom premises in Azaiba,” said Ahmed Shariefi, General Manager of Wattayah Motors, distributors of the Audi range in Oman.
Ray Monde’s’s project is unique given it first started at in the North Pole in July 2013 when she Ray Monde travelled there to install her work on board the icebreaker ‘Fifty Years of Victory’. Each installation is unique and since then, she has completed have had manifestations in Europe, America, The Far East and now in Oman. The project will finish in 2017 when the installation will be showcased at the Venice Biennale.The culmination of ‘Caress the World’ will be at the 2017 Venice Biennale where the journey of the hands throughout 193 countries will be showcased.