The sixth edition of Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi's platform for modern and contemporary art, design and cultural programmes, is to present a selection of innovative and renowned galleries from around the world along with an interactive public programme that celebrates the cultural diversity of the U.A.E. and the region.
The world's leading modern and contemporary art galleries will be back in Abu Dhabi from November 5th-8th to be part of an evolving platform of diverse programmes that introduces the public to Abu Dhabi's cultural landscape.
Taking place at Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi Art is organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and offers a multi-disciplinary experience combining an art fair with a diverse public programme which includes art, talks and a range of events. As Abu Dhabi Art prepares to welcome the artists, cultural leaders, scholars and collectors from around the world, the fair is establishing itself as a leading event on the international arts calendar.
"In its sixth edition, Abu Dhabi Art has developed into an international art event, bringing the art world to Saadiyat Cultural District and to Abu Dhabi. As the event grows annually, Abu Dhabi Art continues to cultivate a viable cultural eco-system for the city, and establish Abu Dhabi, along with the future museums of Saadiyat Cultural District, as a global cultural hub," says Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, TCA Abu Dhabi Chairman.
The highlight of this year's edition will be in the section of "Beyond" that will extend for the first time to various venues across Abu Dhabi, actively engaging audiences and reflecting the significant role that public art plays within society and throughout the city's landscape.
Abu Dhabi Art sixth edition will also include the successful return of Artists' Waves, the section that showcases a presentation of innovative works of art which allows the discovery and re-discovery of artists.
The Abu Dhabi Art Public Programme returns with an extensive agenda of public talks, book launches, film screenings, and a wide performing arts platform including, Durub Al Tawaya. Launched at Abu Dhabi Art 2013, Durub Al Tawaya focuses on live and artistic expressions that take place throughout a number of locations across the city interactively engaging with the community, and returns this year with a series of live performances, art installations and artistic interventions.
In an effort to continue to define the U.A.E. design aesthetics, the Abu Dhabi Art Design Programme will present results from elements of the intangible heritage of the U.A.E. with contemporary artistic interpretations. Highlighting the best of contemporary design, the Design Programme will feature presentations by winners of the Abu Dhabi Art U.A.E. Designer Programme.
Running in Parallel with Abu Dhabi Art is the exhibition, Seeing through Light: Selections from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection. The exhibition will showcase18 artists whose works encompass a variety of media from the 1960s to the present. The exhibition will show a selection of art works from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi's permanent collection, exploring the theme of light.