An eye-catching metal sculpture is on display until April 2 in the East Plaza at NYU Abu Dhabi. Entitled Keswa, it is the 2015 Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award winner by Nada Al Mulla and Salwa Al Khudairi, architecture students at The American University of Sharjah.
The project was selected from a number of high calibre submissions for its creativity, originality and quality of production research. Inspired by the abaya, audiences are encouraged to enjoy a close encounter with the work; to walk through or even sit under the piece, and to experience the enveloping form.
Keswa was unveiled at NYUAD at a ceremony on March 15, marking the beginning of a nationwide tour.