Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
This October, the biggest creativity and design festival in the southern hemisphere comes to the Middle East for the first time.
After more than a year of restricted social interaction, Semi Permanent returns in 2021 with refreshed vigour and a mandate to provide unique human experiences. In their first festival in the Middle East, Semi Permanent will present three days of talks, performances, dining experiences, art installations and screenings from a standout line-up of acclaimed global creative talent aimed at offering fresh and unique perspectives on our world post-pandemic. From an exhibition of Sabine Marcelis’s sculptural objects and a live DJ set by Mark Ronson, to a pop-up bar and restaurant by New York establishment The Flower Shop and an installation by the genre-defying artist Refik Anadol, we’re pleased to share an early preview of the names taking part in the festival, with a full program of speakers, performers, workshops and more experiences to be announced soon. See you in Abu Dhabi.