The TED project picked up some real momentum early last year with a grand exhibition at Bastikia’s XVA Gallery. Of course, I had to pop down to see what the other artists had done with their own white teddy bears.
I found it really inspiring. We all had the same starting point yet everyone unleashed their creativity in different ways. Some stayed very in tune in with the EXPO2020 theme and others took on a different take. I just loved the variety and the mix of media used. The bigger ad agencies went a bit more ‘out of the box’, which fits in with their approach full stop. There were some really nice hand… painted ones and TED dressed in dozens of 50 fils coins which I thought was an awesome idea.
So all in all, a resounding success combining art, creativity and diversity, which really works hand in hand with what the UAE today is all about. It was a very cool project to be a part of!