All eyes are trained on the middle east this year. The FIFA World Cup 2022
in Qatar is finally underway, while November marks the 100th anniversary of the British archaeologist Howard Carter breaking open the tomb of King Tutankhamen
near the Egyptian city of Luxor. This year a Japanese research team concluded an iron dagger found in the tomb had, in fact, been forged from a meteorite. Meanwhile, west of Luxor and east of Qatar, the largest and only permanent artwork is being designed for the Abu Dhabi desert: The Mastaba
, a project conceived in 1977 by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
, the duo known for their environmental installations. Their final project is now on display at 21_21 DESIGN SITE
at Tokyo Midtown until February 2023.