Abu Dhabi Arts presents iconic pieces from 20 countries
Abu Dhabi Art 2016 returns with 40 established and innovative galleries from 20 different countries, presenting iconic pieces by internationally renowned artists and unique artworks by emerging artists.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Art is organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and scheduled to run from Nov 16-19.
Coming from Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East, the galleries will exhibit under the fair’s four sections: (1)Modern & Contemporary; (2) Bidaya; (3) Beyond; and (4) Gateway.
“Abu Dhabi Art 2016 maintains its high calibre of galleries from around the world, with a showcase of distinctive pieces by a diverse range of globally celebrated figures and emerging artists,” said Rita Aoun-Abdo, Executive Director, Culture Sector, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.
“Providing a platform for a universal perspective on art that is not defined by region or geography, Abu Dhabi Art continues to bring world-class art and experiences to the capital, supporting the UAE’s ever-evolving art scene and positioning itself as a global hub for cultural and artistic exchange.”
The Modern & Contemporary section will present some of the world’s most innovative and established galleries, offering visitors a selection of exceptional modern and contemporary artworks.
Galleries exhibiting for the first time include Sean Kelly Gallery (New York) which will feature works by acclaimed artist Idris Khan, Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles), Cuadro Fine Art Gallery (Dubai), and the Tehran/New York based Shirin Gallery.
In its debut Abu Dhabi Art appearance, the Dubai-based Custot Gallery will highlight works by eminent French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet.
Modern & Contemporary will also exhibit works by other leading figures from returning galleries.
Bringing art to the public arena, Beyond will provide a curated public platform for large-scale sculptures and installations which will engage with public spaces.
For its eighth edition, Abu Dhabi Art is introducing a new and innovative vision with a curated exhibition titled “Gateway”, which will present modern and contemporary artists integrated within the fair, setting the tone for the artwork displayed by leading commercial galleries, and anchoring each section of Abu Dhabi Art within a broader, shared cultural context.
Each edition of Abu Dhabi Art presents also a public programme that connects with the wider community through a dynamic schedule of performing arts, collaborative community initiatives, and a series of public talks, bringing together experts from Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and international arts institutions.
For more details, visit: /www.abudhabiart.ae