Bringing A History of the World in 100 Objects to life, the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture is organising Artscape, a celebratory evening of art and music that will take visitors back in time and across the globe, allowing them to engage with compelling objects that have defined the path of human history. Running as part of the exhibition programme for A History of the World in 100 Objects, the event will take place on 18th June in Manarat Al Saadiyat from 18.00 - 21.00.
Inspired by the artworks and artefacts that visitors can see at the exhibition, Artscape s live performances and workshops will mix ancient and modern musical forms including Magic Mirror by the renowned gu qin player Wu Na, and the contemporary artist Feng Mengbo on drums as well as a famous show of Wayangkulit shadow-puppetry.
The live performances will be accompanied by a number of interactive workshops such as The History of Chocolate in Mexico, which will be presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico and led by Chef Santos Esteban Pére.
Sara Ali Al Aidarous, Public Engagement Officer at TCA Abu Dhabi, said, "Bringing to life the themes and stories that make up A History of the World in 100 Objects, Artscape offers an unforgettable evening of live performances and dynamic workshops. We hope the evening will encourage the wider Abu Dhabi community to come and see first-hand why this version of history told through objects in the exhibition, is a thoroughly unique and entertaining experience." Third in a series of major exhibitions leading to the opening of Zayed National Museum in 2016, A History of the World in 100 Objects is being held at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi s Saadiyat Cultural District, from 09.00 to 20.00 until August 1st.