Abu Dhabi Art gathers artists from around the world
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULSep 22, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Sep 22, 2015 12:00 am
Abu Dhabi Art presents a selection of the world's leading modern and contemporary art galleries alongside a dynamic program of performances, talks and sensational experiences taking place at Manarat al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi from Nov. 18-21. Abu Dhabi Art will once again bring together leading artists, galleries, art historians, curators, museum directors and collectors from around the world to engage in a diverse range of discussions and events that celebrate the cultural diversity of the United Arab Emirates and the region. Abu Dhabi Art offers two overarching sectors: A public program that connects with the wider community through a dynamic performing arts program, talks and collaborative community initiatives, and an art fair that includes an array of renowned and emerging exhibiting galleries as well as other initiatives that help support up-and-coming artists and galleries. Abu Dhabi Art's series of talks and panel discussions returns this year with some of the art world's leading figures, who will engage audiences in a discourse about the complex historic and contemporary art scene in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi Art's Bliss, is a program of live and interactive performances curated by Fabrice Bousteau and inspired by the context and dynamism of the city of Abu Dhabi. The concept will include screenings of JR's exceptional film "Les Bosquets," inspired by French ghettos and the New York City Ballet, which brought together well-known artists, including singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams, composer Hans Zimmer and dancer Lil Buck. Besides the arts program, this year's Architecture Statement will present a discussion on the Rain of Light, the outstanding concept of the Louvre Abu Dhabi dome, led by its architect Jean Nouvel, who has designed a flagship museum that incorporates cutting edge design but is nevertheless integrated into the traditional landscape and heritage of the Emirates. The design program will present the outcomes of the Design Lab workshop where UAE-based students and graduates develop their skills in architecture through a visual urban analysis of Abu Dhabi exploring the converging worlds of production and consumption in the city.