...And Global Artists
Artists from all around the world are also showcasing their work within the airport. French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel displays COSMOS, a large and intricate globe installation that symbolises the path of travelers around the world taking inspiration from the oldest Islamic astrolabe that can be found in the Museum of Islamic Art’s collection.
Tom Claassen of the Netherlands has produced a larger than life sculpture of a falcon just outside the airport's departures hall, as well as a series of sculptures of the oryx, which appear in herd formation in the arrivals hall.
American sculptor Tom Otterness transforms public art into Other Worlds through playgrounds for children to discover and play. His style is often described as cartoonish and cheerful, and his pieces here are accompanied by miniature Arab figures.
Other featured international artists include KAWS, Adel Abdessemed, Maurizio Cattelan, Don Gummer, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Marc Quinn, Anselm Reyle, Rudolf Stingel and Bill Viola.