Louvre Abu Dhabi Hosts An Array Of Events In Its New Season Ahead Of UAE’s Year Of The 50

by Krishna Toprani
by Krishna Toprani 700

Among the stunners of Abu Dhabi is the the Musée de Louvre presenting three new international exhibitions and public programming, the launch of a new annual exhibition and art prize, and a popular ongoing exhibition at the Children’s Museum, accompanied by a rich public programme to coincide with the UAE’s 50th anniversary.

Inaugural Exhibits At Louvre Abu Dhabi

The first show is the outcome of the Richard Mille Art Prize, the museum’s first contemporary art prize which launched an open call earlier this year. The inaugural exhibition Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2021 will feature the proposals by the seven artists shortlisted for the prize: Emirati artists Latifa Saeed and Mohammed Kazem; Lebanese-Italian artist and writer Cristiana de Marchi; Palestinian artist Mays Albaik; Bahraini artist Nasser Alzayani; Palestinian-Kuwaiti visual artist Tarek Al-Ghoussein; and Russian visual artist Taus Makhacheva, informs The National News.

Beginning November 18, their proposals will be showcased in the Forum, a space for interaction and exchange. The winner will receive a prize of $50,000.

 

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59 New Loans, 56 New Acquisitions

November also marks the museum’s anniversary, for which it will unveil a staggering 59 new loans and 56 new acquisitions in its galleries. Among the works on view is Ghada Amer’s The Words I Love Most sculpture, next to Jacob de Backer’s series of eight allegories. The Flemish painter’s work builds a dialogue with Amer’s as they both explore how word and image can be used to express universal human values.

 

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The First Exhibition Is Inspired By The Versailles

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first exhibition of 2022 focuses on the story of Versailles, titled Versailles and the World, the show will open on January 26 and explore Versailles as a symbol of the French royal court’s power and its enduring appeal in today’s world.

Curated by Helene Delalex, curator, furniture and decorative arts, and Bertrand Rondot, chief curator, furniture and decorative arts, at the musee national des chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon, who have partnered with Louvre Abu Dhabi for the show, it will showcase objects from the palace, including Chinese and Japanese lacquerware to wallpapers and porcelain.

 

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Major Exhibition: Dragon And The Phoenix

A new exhibition, held in partnership with the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet and curated by Sophie Makariou, brings together 240 artworks from 14 institutions in China and France. It will look at artistic and cultural exchanges between China and the Islamic world. Running from October 6, 2021 – February 12, 2022, Dragon and Phoenix – Centuries of Exchange between Chinese and Islamic Worlds explores this history of mutual exchange and fascination, unfolding over five chapters and featuring immersive scenography chronicling the 8th–18th centuries featuring paintings, silverware, fabric works, manuscripts and glassware.

 

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Further More…

  • The new season explores the many geographic paths and singular voices that have created significant artistic and cultural connections across the globe. In celebration of the UAE’s 50th National Day and the museum’s own fourth anniversary on November 11, Louvre Abu Dhabi will offer a range of programming and events celebrating global exchange and connectivity with Abu Dhabi and UAE, according to a statement issued on Monday.

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  • The museum has also put together a public programme for December 2, UAE National Day, including an audio-visual presentation set under the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s recognisable dome. The installation will reflect on 50 years of the UAE.
  • On National Day, the museum will also display artworks from each of the seven emirates, including loans from national museums and institutions from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and others. The family-friendly event, priced at Dh150 for entry, will also feature a roller-skating rink and DJ playing Emirati music.

 

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