Seeing Through Light: Selections from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection
Date & Time: Nov 05, 2014 to Mar 26, 2015
Venue: Manarat Al Saadiyat , Abu Dhabi
Reference Link: https://abudhabievents.ae/en/Pages/seeing-through-light-selections-from-the-guggenheim-abu-dhabi-collection.aspx
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s pre-opening exhibition at Manarat Al Saadiyat will introduce the future museum’s curatorial vision through a theme-based collection presentation. This vision endeavours to foster a transcultural perspective on the history of art, intended to encompass various legacies of modernism and the emergence of contemporary cultural thought in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.
Comprised of sixteen artworks acquired specifically for Guggenheim Abu Dhabi collection, as well as two key loans from its partner institution, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Seeing through Light: Selections from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection examines the theme of light as a primary aesthetic principle in art. This unifying thesis offers many avenues for interpretation, whether natural or artificial, directed or reflected, interior or exterior, transcendent or celestial. The theme’s richness and flexibility also has particular relevance across cultures and time periods.