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Dubai, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Art Week brings together Dubai’s thriving creative industries into a week-long celebration of arts and culture.

Carbon 12

Alserkal Avenue

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Carbon 12

  • Carbon 12 Unit 37, Alserkal Avenue Dubai UAE (map)

Carbon 12



Carbon 12 is proud to present Sara Rahbar’s fourth solo show in Dubai. Sara Rahbar is an artist who embraces activism and uncomfortable subject matter, working to expand the individual acts of violence she has experienced into universal ones, to amplify the sufferings of humanity through her chosen materials. The weight of these bronzes is the weight of the world; the marred skin of these bodies is the skin that connects all of us – a skin that can be cut and must bleed even as it can regenerate. These sculptures combine heavy materials – the heft of the soul, perhaps – with intensely precarious arrangements that cause us to feel not optimism, but rather pressure, discomfort, and vulnerability. 



Carbon 12 was established in 2008, initiating a comprehensive, firmly global, programme of institution-grade artists. Internationally active, Carbon 12 continuously introduces and promotes established and emerging artists into the UAE contemporary art scene, supplemented by publications and talks that actively engage the public and educational institutions. The playful, organic process that constitutes the creative production of Carbon 12’s artist base is facilitated and mirrored by its location in Al Quoz. 


Event Information:

13 March – 25 April 2017

Location: Unit 37, Alserkal Avenue

Open: Saturdays – Thursdays, 11.30 – 19.30

+971 43406016


Image caption: 

Sara Rahbar, Bound, 2016, bronze, 56 x 57 x 14 cm


Special event:

16 March 2017


Curator Talk: Sara Rahbar in conversation with Miriam Lloyd- Evans, Curator, British Museum, Yard Majlis

Earlier Event: March 13
Grey Noise
Later Event: March 13
Aga Khan Foundation