Louvre Abu Dhabi, a window to artwork and tradition

ABU DHABI: Louvre Abu DhabiThe primary common museum within the Center East, celebrated its fifth anniversary this November below the banner “The Nice Story Continues” by presenting a spectacular lineup of latest artistic endeavors, cultural occasions, instructional actions and international leisure.
Louvre Abu Dhabi was born out of an settlement between the Abu Dhabi authorities and France that ran till 2047. The museum has attracted greater than 3.2 million guests worldwide, together with 1.20 lakh youngsters from numerous faculties since its official opening to the general public in 2017. Its officers mentioned that in 5 years the museum has efficiently established itself as a number one international cultural establishment and has turn into considered one of Abu Dhabi’s favourite locations, attracting each the area people and to worldwide guests.
Positioned within the coronary heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District, the museum, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel, is taken into account one of many fashionable city wonders of the world. The spotlight of the museum is a big silver dome consisting of seven,850 openings that create a sample of dots on the ground, often called the “rain of sunshine.”
Inside, the museum homes 9,200 sq. meters of galleries comprising everlasting artistic endeavors and artwork on mortgage from famend French museums such because the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum and the Pompidou Middle.
“The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s milestone fifth anniversary marks the museum’s contribution to the emirate’s cultural transformation, enriching lives by making cultural connections and curating the historical past of our shared humanity. Louvre Abu Dhabi occupies a particular place within the coronary heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District, which is quick turning into a number one vacation spot for artwork, historical past and tradition. We’re sharing the very best of Abu Dhabi with the world and we invite everybody to rejoice with us,” mentioned Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, President of Louvre Abu Dhabi.
With the group at all times on the heart of the museum’s programming, guests to the Louvre Abu Dhabi have loved a month-long celebration of latest loans, acquisitions and gallery displays, together with a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, Saint John the Baptist. , the primary in a collection of 4 main loans from the Musée du Louvre, plus workshops, curatorial talks and far more, complemented by an unforgettable live performance collection by three internationally and regionally famend artists: John Legend, Majid Al-Muhandis and Omar Khairat.
Up to date works are additionally represented, with 11 mirrors from Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Mirror Work collection on show till February 2023. These artistic endeavors encompass stainless-steel panels polished to a mirror end, on which Pistoletto applies a picture made by tracing {a photograph} enlarged to life dimension on flimsy paper.
The museum has invited famend artist Jenny Holzer to current a brand new sequence of her iconic mild projections on and from the spectacular structure of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. By way of her work titled BIRTHDAY, Holzer will return to the theme of creation within the type of large-scale mild projections with extraordinary phrases from poets, artists and others she admires, from the area and past.
Guests may discover two main exhibitions honoring the museum’s anniversary. Now on present Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity (by February 5, 2023), the area’s largest exhibition of Impressionist art work, analyzing this key artwork motion that fully revolutionized the way in which artists see and so they paint the world The exhibition has greater than 100 work, 40 drawings and engravings, 20 pictures and 5 interval clothes, in addition to a up to date video set up. The exhibition is organized by the Louvre Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay and France Muséums, and is curated by Silvia PatryChief Curator, Deputy Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs on the Musée d’Orsay, and Stéphane Guégan, Scientific Adviser to the President, Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie.
As well as, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Swiss watch model Richard Mille have organized the second version of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Artwork Right here exhibition and the Richard Mille Artwork Prize (November 18, 2022—February 19, 2023).
“This exhibition gives an unbelievable alternative for artists and the general public to find and discover what icon and iconic imply. Artwork is a strong device that can be utilized to make connections between cultures, instances and areas, and we’re honored to witness how these artists have creatively engaged with the message to inform their wealthy and various tales. “mentioned dr. suraya noujaim the Director of Scientific Conservation and Collections Administration on the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
The artists had been shortlisted by a five-member jury consisting of HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, President of UAE Limitless, artwork collector and patron; Morad Montazami, curator, artwork historian, and writer; Hala Wardé, Founding Architect of HW Structure, long-term accomplice of Jean Nouvel and chief of the Louvre Abu Dhabi challenge; Souraya Noujaim, director of scientific, curatorial and collections administration on the Louvre Abu Dhabi; and Reem Fadda, director of the cultural basis and curator of the Louvre Abu Dhabi ‘Artwork Right here 2022’. The prize winner can be introduced in early 2023 and can obtain a prize of USD 60,000.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi Artwork Right here 2022 exhibition is a part of the museum’s fifth anniversary celebrations and falls throughout the UAE’s cultural season that features Abu Dhabi Artwork, new exhibitions at NYU Abu Dhabi Artwork Gallery, Dubai Design Week and Artwork Dubai. The opening builds on the UAE’s various cultural calendar, permits communities to find the native artwork scene and reveals the nation’s dedication to fostering creativity.

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