Hala Badri: ‘The Journey of Humanity’ embodies the spirit of Dubai in its creative and human aspects

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During her visit to Sacha Jafri’s gallery at Atlantis, The Palm

  • The visit is part of the Authority’s keenness to support cultural and creative efforts of all kinds.
  •  ‘The Journey of Humanity’ embodies Dubai’s spirit of seeking to bring the world together for the good of humanity.
  • Celebrating creative talents and inspiring them to continue on their path of excellence and giving.
Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Sacha Jafri

Dubai, UAE: The Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Hala Badri, visited the Palm’s ballroom at Atlantis, The Palm to view ‘The Journey of Humanity’ painting by British artist Sacha Jafri, which broke the Guinness World Record for the largest art canvas in the world. Sacha completed the painting as part of his ‘Humanity Inspired’ charitable initiative.

Hala Badri indicated that this visit falls within the framework of Dubai Culture’s keenness to support valuable cultural and creative efforts of all kinds, praising the humanity that is instilled in the painting and the noble goal behind its execution. She emphasised the positive impact that such initiatives play in supplementing and disseminating culture among members of society to motivate and inspire creative people.

She added: “The ‘The Journey of Humanity’ painting, in its creative and human aspects, embodies the spirit of Dubai, which aims to bring the world together in one place, build bridges between cultures, and commit to changes for the good of humanity. Our support for this work at Dubai Culture is in line with our commitment to strengthening the emirate’s position as a leading global centre for all cultural and creative events and activities as well as in line with the goals of the Authority’s ambitious six-year strategic roadmap to support, celebrate and inspire creative talent on their path towards excellence and giving.”

Sacha Jafri is a humanitarian, arts icons and one of the most prominent contemporary artists. ‘The Journey of Humanity,’ which was unveiled in February, aims to achieve positive change in the lives of children who are underprivileged and the most affected by COVID-19 in the poorest regions of the world.