“Landmark art fair to include exhibitions, specially commissioned installations, performances, workshops and more.” Abu Dhabi Art
The 10th edition of Abu Dhabi Art opened today (14th November)at Manarat Al Saadiyat offering art lovers an array of selected pieces from artists and curators exhibited by forty-three galleries hailing from nineteen different countries worldwide.
The 10th edition of Abu Dhabi Art opened today (14th November) at Manarat Al Saadiyat offering art lovers an array of selected pieces from artists and curators exhibited by forty-three galleries hailing from nineteen different countries worldwide.
This year, Abu Dhabi Art event presented by The Department of Culture & Tourism (DCT), will take place from 14th – 17th November. The art fair will showcase some of the world’s leading modern art galleries alongside a full programme of performances, talks and events at Manarat Al Saadiyat, part of the Saadiyat Cultural District located on Saadiyat Island.
Abu Dhabi Art is a multidisciplinary art fair presenting iconic pieces by internationally renowned artists and unique artworks curated by emerging talent from established and newer galleries. The event will once again offer the local community the opportunity celebrate the cultural diversity of the UAE and to enjoy a diverse range of contemporary art from leading artists, galleries, curators as well as collectors from across the globe. Alongside the exhibits this popular annual event will offer a programme of engaging events curated to appeal to new audiences across all generations.
This year there are three different gallery categories, Modern and Contemporary will exhibit exceptional artworks, Special Projects encouraging participating galleries to focus on a curated presentation of either a solo or two artists and the third, Focus: Icons, is more niche and will showcase artworks by galleries who have been invited by the Focus curator Dr Omar Kholeif.
The Talks Programme will offer a series of cultural talks on the circulation of art and the global and local perspectives on the economy of the new art market. Ongoing projects Gateway, Beyond and Durub Al-Tawaya will both be exhibited from this weekend until January. Gateway is the visual art exhibition with a unique curatorial perspective from a guest curator each year, with 2018 being presented by Hammad Nasar. Distinguished Emirati artist Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim will be presenting a section entitled Beyond: Emerging Artists. Visitors and collectors will also be given the opportunity to engage with contemporary performance art through the sixth edition of Durub Al-Tawaya, Abu Dhabi Art’s performing arts programme which is once again curated by Tarek Abou El-Fetouh.
If you enjoy art and cultural events then I would suggest you schedule a visit this weekend to enjoy this year’s Abu Dhabi Art at Manarat Al Saadiyat.
Abu Dhabi Art
Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02 657 5800
Date: Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th November 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: Three-Day Ticket for Public Days – AED 55 (complimentary tickets available for university and school students and for children below 7 years of age following registration online. Tickets are obligatory for entry on the day) BOOK HERE
Factual information and photos sourced from Abu Dhabi Art 2018. Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this page © Jo Brett 2018. All rights reserved.