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ABU DHABI ART FAIR - Exhibitions - Performances - Lectures, from Nov. 8 to Nov.11, 2017, will culminate with the opening of the Abu Dhabi Louvre
 
 
Abu Dhabi has established itself as a world-class cultural venue
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ABU DHABI, UAE - Nov. 5, 2017 - PRLog -- The sweeping boulevards of Abu Dhabi are reminiscent of Paris. Its pristine beaches have become an international playground. Its hotels redefine 'world-class luxury'. This small country is, fact, fast becoming the cultural crown jewel of the Middle-East.  Jean Nouvel's Louvre Museum will open on November 11, 2017. The Guggenheim Museum, Designed by Frank Gehry, and the Zayed National Museum of History and Culture by Foster and Partners will soon join Zaha Hadid's Performing Arts Center on the city's Saadiyat Island. And Abu Dhabi Art, an Arts Fair and Festival, will open on November 8 and wrap-up with the Louvre opening.

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ABU DHABI:  The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Art on Friday announced details of the event programming for the 9th edition of the annual art fair. Taking place at Manarat Al Saadiyat from Nov.8–11, Abu Dhabi Art, under the leadership of Director Dyala Nusseibeh, will once again offer a diverse four-day programme tailored for children, young people and adults, offering a wide range of interactive workshops, talks and performances, spanning art, design, music and dance.

"Over the past nine years Abu Dhabi Art has evolved into a dynamic and engaging event for all," said Nusseibeh. "With a year-long artistic programme that expands beyond the boundaries of an annual event, Abu Dhabi Art seeks to branch out from being a traditional art fair and redefine what a modern art fair can be. Our programme for 2017 is a testament to the growth of the artistic landscape in the region and the role we hope to play in supporting its further development."

Highlights of the fair's growing programme include the inaugural Beyond: Artist Commissions programme, where large-scale sculptures and installations will be unveiled to the public throughout Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Gateway: Line will bring together an exhibition curated by Maya Allison, outlining the connections between established Emirati artists and their international peers. Durub Al-Tawaya by Tarek Abou El Fetouh returns with a variety of contemporary performances exploring Abu Dhabi's urban soundscapes. Also a highlight of the programme is Street Art, curated by Fabrice Bousteau, which will see artworks by Philippe Baudelocque, Amitabh Kumar and Pierre Seinturier on buses roaming the capital throughout November.

Platform for debate: This year, the public programme will provide a platform for cultural debate, inviting arts professionals, practitioners, collectors, and enthusiasts to participate. The daily Talks Programme, curated by Munira Al Sayegh, will explore a wide array of topics exploring contemporary art developments in the GCC.

Highlights from the daily talks include: Connecting Collections: Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum  in Conversation with Ahmed Mater with Maisa Al Qassimi, Programmes Manager, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Department of Culture and Tourism, and Salama Al Shamsi, Senior Project Manager, Zayed National Museum, Department of Culture and Tourism in conversation with artist Ahmed Mater.

The Art Fair as a Platform for Commissions: Abu Dhabi Art's Gateway and Beyond (Emerging Artists Projects) with Maya Allison, Director and Chief Curator, NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Curator of Gateway: Line, Abu Dhabi Art, artist Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim, Beyond: Emerging Artists, artists Shaikha Al Mazrou and Jumairy, moderated by Munira Al Sayegh.

Towards Developing a Wider Cultural Dialogue: Challenges and Opportunities for Arab Cultural Content with Maryam Al Dabbagh, Founder of Ila Al Amam and Rouya in conversation with artist Ismail Al Rifai, and calligrapher and artist Nasser Al Salem.

Bridging the Gap: Collectives and Creative Platforms in the GCC with Rawa Majdi, Co-Founder and President of Kuwait Poets Society, Sara Bin Safwan, Founder of Banat Collective and Sarah Ahmed, Founder of Jaffat El Aqlam, moderated by curator Raneen Bukhari, Desert Design, Founder of Loudart and Hunart.

Soundscape: Abu Dhabi Art's performance art platform, Durub Al Tawaya, will once again offer visitors and collectors the opportunity to engage with contemporary performance art through a selection of site-specific performances during the fair and in different locations throughout the city.

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