Xavier Mascaro 'Departure'

How do you tell a poignant and evocative story in sculpture?

Projex worked with Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation on the Xavier Mascaro exhibit, Departure.

The sculptor explores the poignant symbolism of boats and their evocation of loss, flight and movement into the unknown, using experimental metal-casting techniques.

Client: Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation
Event: Xavier Mascaro 'Departure'
Date: 2016
Venue: Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi

The exhibition design conveyed the influences behind the Spanish sculptor’s works and looked for parallels in the venue’s architecture.

Launched in 2015, Warehouse 421 is a cultural space supporting the UAE’s creative community and located in the port of Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi.

Projex supported the designer, helping to transform the warehouse into an exhibition space in a short timeframe.

3D cutout steel suggested connections between the artworks and the exhibition environment, and the customised installation allowed visitors to explore the artworks and the narrative in a way that flowed naturally.

Projex also printed all the banners in-house.

We were proud to help tell this fascinating, thought-provoking story.