Abu Dhabi Art presents museum quality artworks from modern, contemporary and design galleries. This year it includes a wide spectrum of installations and large-scale sculptures, as well as a new section titled Artists’ Waves that places the discovery and re-discovery of artists at the core of Abu Dhabi Art, through a curated exhibition.
Abu Dhabi Art’s platform has grown to include important milestones, reflecting the growth of Abu Dhabi’s artistic scene. A new performing arts programme titled Durub Al Tawaya features artistic interventions in Saadiyat Cultural District and expands into the city of Abu Dhabi, creating a special route connected by performances and cultural happenings. The Abu Dhabi Art Design Programme continues to support UAE designers, and will also highlight architecture through the presentation of a commissioned structure by one of the world’s leading architects, Shigeru Ban.
Abu Dhabi Art will be held at the UAE Pavilion and Manarat Al Saadiyat in the Saadiyat Cultural District, the growing cultural hub of the region, which hosts a diverse year-round cultural programme. Saadiyat Cultural District is the future home of Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. This work has been done during my tenure at AAB.