Wed 19-07-2017 15:04 PM
ABU DHABI,19th July, 2017 (WAM) -- Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Art 2017 will return this November with 48 established and emerging galleries from 18 different countries, offering works by a diverse range of globally celebrated and up and coming artists.
Running from November 8th - 11th, the fair will feature galleries from Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East, and will see the introduction of a new curated section by Dr. Omar Kholeif entitled, 'Focus: Beyond Territory', exploring the concepts of formal, social and economic landscapes.
Curated by Dr. Kholeif, the Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the ninth edition of Abu Dhabi Art will introduce a group of inter-generational artists and major projects from both emerging and leading galleries to a Middle Eastern audience for the first time.
Established and emerging galleries will offer visitors a selection of exceptional artworks from the modern era, as well as contemporary works by leading artists.
Abu Dhabi Art has also introduced a new category for 2017 entitled 'Solo Projects', encouraging participating galleries to focus on a curated presentation of a single artist.
Commenting on the line-up, Dyala Nusseibeh, Director of Abu Dhabi Art, said, "This year’s edition aims to uphold Abu Dhabi Art’s reputation as a regional cultural powerhouse presenting world-class galleries, internationally renowned artists, and emerging talent to the public. We are delighted to welcome both new galleries to the fair and returning exhibitors. As Abu Dhabi Art grows, it will continue to provide a platform from which cultural and artistic dialogue can be initiated, paving the way for the evolving art scene in the emirate and the UAE."
In addition to the gallery programme, Abu Dhabi Art 2017 will present a series of stimulating cultural talks on local and GCC-wide art histories and narratives.