This amazing art festival will blow your mind

Abu Dhabi Art 2017

Bridging cultures, exploring architecture and fostering a homegrown art scene are just some of the themes that will be in focus as Abu Dhabi Art gets set to return to the city in November.

Running from 14th to 17th November, the event is celebrating its tenth year and will bring together artists, collectors, enthusiasts and the general public for four days of galleries, installations and performances, alongside the annual art fair.

Among the curators for the 2018 edition will be London-based researcher Hammad Nasar, who will consider the role of architecture in art with the returning Gateway visual art exhibition.

Abu Dhabi Art will once more go beyond the gallery in a series of commissioned public installations in Al Ain, while Emirati artist and curator Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim will showcase up and coming talent in Beyond: Emerging Artists.

The programme will also feature a series of talks on art topics for enthusiasts, as well as site-specific performance displays with Durub Al Tawaya curated by Tarek About El Fetouh.

Abu Dhabi Art Workshops (3)

HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, undersecretary at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), highlighted Abu Dhabi Art’s legacy of promoting local creativity: “Over the past ten years, Abu Dhabi Art has grown into a globally renowned event for the arts that is culturally and artistically diverse.

“With the aim of supporting local and regional established artists, and nurturing emerging artists, the fair is a cornerstone of DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision to create a vibrant and cultural ecosystem in the UAE capital. This year, the programme curated and designed by leading figures in the regional arts world will bring together a host of exhibitions, works and public events for everyone to enjoy.”

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