SECOND STOP —
Sagarmatha NATIONAL PARK

Kathmandu, Nepal | 29th May 2022
‘International Mount Everest Day’

Jafri’s 31st World Heritage Site unveiled on Mount Everest.

First stop — BURJ AL ARAB jumeirah, HELIPAD

Dubai, UAE // 23rd March - 27th March 2022
Global Artist Sacha Jafri and Art Visionary Marcus Schaefer launched a first-of-a-kind, ‘The Art Maze’, on the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Helipad in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Jafri launched a collection of 30 World Heritage Sites Artwork Masterpieces in a custom built 12-metre-by-12-metre labyrinth gallery – a bespoke creation by Marcus Schaefer called ‘The Art Maze’, a visionary project shining a light on the three pillars at the heart of UNESCO – Education, Science & Culture.

The international city of Dubai did host the launch of The Art Maze at its most iconic landmark, The Burj Al Arab, over five days from 23rd March – 27th March.

As architectural masterpiece combines with visionary Curator and award-winning Artistic pioneer, the Burj Al Arab showcased this first of a kind experience where Art meets Architecture and Curation on its helipad.

Speacial thanks to our partners

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The art maze

Dubai, UAE // 23rd March - 27th March 2022
Creating unique platforms for Artists to display their work beyond traditional boundaries, creating an experience where the journey is the destination.
Just like real life, the visitors of our Art Maze have the opportunity to choose which path to take. The end point hence becomes the starting point; an eternal cycle in which the journey is the destination. We get to reflect on the unique beauty that surrounds us - without losing sight of the big picture.

— Marcus schaefer

In a world where the metaverse is becoming more of a reality, and where online and physical living is fully integrated, this project is about reconnecting Humanity to the beauty that surrounds us, within our natural world, by re-establishing links with our heritage and cultural history.

— Sacha jafri

Marcus Schaefer, whose mission is to create unique platforms for Artists to display their work beyond traditional boundaries, is the mastermind behind the one-of-a-kind gallery structure – ‘The Art Maze’, a 12-metre-by-12-metre steel labyrinth gallery giving visitors the opportunity to choose which path to take and create an experience where ‘the journey is the destination’.
 

THE ART MAZE WORLD TOUR

Celebrating UNESCO

World Heritage Sites' 50th Anniversary
The Art Maze will travel the World from 2022 to 2023, reaching the four corners of planet Earth.

A unique opportunity to learn about the History and Anthropology of each World Heritage Site, delving deeper into our cultural past, through the implementation of highly developed Virtual Reality and Artificial Reality experiences.

Celebrating the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ 50th Anniversary

THE CURATOR

marcus schaefer

Global Art Visionary & Curator
World renowned Art Visionary Marcus Schaefer is a German born Art Curator, Developer & Innovator, creating unique platforms across the globe for artists to display their work, beyond the traditional boundaries of galleries and museums. 

previous major creation

His last major creation, "Global Gate" is the world's largest mobile art object, featuring the 17 motifs of the UN campaign #Art4GlobalGoals, which depict UNESCO's Sustainable Development Goals, in cooperation with the young German artist Leon Löwentraut. Schaefer developed the idea from his son Maximilian, who designed the structure with model containers. Schaefer then innovated, designed and realised a full-size replica of the “Brandenburger Tor“, consisting of 37 sea freight containers, weighing 140 tons and measuring 21m high x 24m wide.

the artist

sacha jafri

British Artist & Humanitarian
British Artist & Humanitarian Sacha Jafri, described as ‘The Pioneer of Magical Realism’, is the youngest Artist in History to have a 20-year Retrospective World Tour.

His ‘Journey of Humanity’ Painting, created during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown in the Atlantis, The Palm Ballroom set the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Painting Ever Created on Canvas’. Measuring 18,000 square feet, Jafri’s inspiration for his Masterpiece was to unite Humanity.

Jafri was recently unveiled as the chosen Artist to place ‘The First Official Artwork on the Moon’ in a lunar landing partnership with NASA CLPS.

Reconnecting Humanity

30 FEATURED WORLD HERITAGE SITES 

HYRCANIAN FORESTS, IRAN
LAND OF OLIVES & VINES, PALESTINE
MEDINA OF MARRAKESH, MOROCCO
MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK, KENYA
MUSEUM ISLAND, GERMANY
NAMIB SAND SEA, NAMIBIA
SAINT-SOPHIA CATHEDRAL, KYIV, UKRAINE
SILK ROADS, KAZAKHSTAN –KYRGYZSTAN-CHINA
DISCLAIMER

All material, ideation, content, imagery & relationships are the sole property of Sacha Jafri & The Art Maze.
Distribution, sharing or re-use is strictly prohibited without written consent.

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