Mirzam Chocolate Makers
Between Technology & Craft
A limited edition wrapper around a very rare chocolate experienceas been crafted for the Mirzam submission to Tashkeel’s ‘Mind the Gap’ exhibition (see pX). Somewhere between the invention of industrial chocolate making machinery and ancient Aztec stone grinding lies the craft chocolate making movement. Making chocolate uses very natural ingredients, time and basic machinery, but how does real chocolate taste and feel, before any technology gets involved? Lovers of chocolate rarely see or taste chocolate at this stage, unrefined and natural, with particle sizes 600 times bigger than what you can find on the shelf.
Chocolate & Trade: An Art Dubai Collaboration
What does taste trade like? Art Dubai and Mirzam reflect on global trade through a limited edition chocolate recipe, with a wrapper designed by Fikra Designs to accompany Global Art Forum 11. The story of Mirzam, inspired by the Spice Route and Caravan trading paths, as well as celestial navigation, is closely tied with global trade movements, in particular that of cocoa, a listed commodity. The new recipe features an ingredient traded very commonly from Dubai to the rest of the world. In fact, while it doesn’t grow in the Emirates, Dubai is the world’s biggest exporter of this delicate and aromatic plant. Can you guess what it is? Bars only available from the Mirzam space throughout March 2017.
Location: Warehouse 70, Alserkal Avenue
Dates: 1 – 31 March 2017
Open: Usually 10:00- 19:00, until 22:00 during Art Week.