Abu Dhabi Art’ Event Set for November

Published September 17th, 2009 - 10:15 GMT
The Abu Dhabi Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Heritage and Culture Authority, headed by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, will be holding the ‘Abu Dhabi Art’ major event from November 19th to 22nd at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, under the patronage of H.H General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Force and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
The exhibition highlights the leading position of the UAE as one of the world's most important cultural cities as the emirate is currently building a number of museums and art galleries including the Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Higher Academy of Fine Arts, the Marine Museum and the Arts and Theater House on Saadiyat Island. These steps aim to encourage and support tourism inline with the Crown Prince's directives and the ‘Abu Dhabi 2030’ strategy, which targets diversifying income sources for the emirate.
40 of the most renowned art galleries in Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East will be taking part at the event, some of which are exhibiting in the region for the first time, where a large collection of modern and contemporary art pieces will be displayed to reflect changes that art witnessed over the years, as well as introducing the latest art trends. A part of the exhibition will be dedicated to display modern arts from the Middle East and its development, under the supervision of Jack Persekian, art director of Sharjah Beinnial.
During the event, a number of lectures, seminars and workshops on the modern art of painting will be held by several artists and academics, providing a great opportunity to artists and critics and art lovers to enrich their knowledge and experience, in cooperation with renowned global institutions including the Louvre Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York Abu Dhabi University, Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University and other academic and cultural institutions.
The Exhibition will dedicate a special section to display the works of six Emirati artists, and another to display a collection of rare books and videos and multimedia items that reflect the history of modern and contemporary art in the Middle East.

© 2000 - 2019 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

You may also like