Abu Dhabi Art 2016:Programming & Projects

Abu Dhabi Art
Oct 24, 2016 4:00AM

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The Abu Dhabi Art programme is a corner-stone of the wider Abu Dhabi Art platform featuring a dynamic interdisciplinary set of art, talk and sensational experiences for all audiences to enjoy. The programme includes performances, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, design presentations and art installations. More information will be available in October prior to Abu Dhabi Art.


Abu Dhabi Art presents a unique curatorial programme, by collaborating with five renowned curators. The collaboration has helped transformed the concept of Abu Dhabi Art to a place of discovery and discourse, reflecting the exceptional caliber of contemporary cultural practice for which Abu Dhabi Art is renowned for.

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Abu Dhabi Art showcases a new and innovative vision that has planned curated exhibitions to be presented at three locations within the fair in a pioneering section titled Gateway.

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Majlis Fann

A newly formulated initiative Majlis Fann will provide a platform and a cultural salon, where over 100 international and regional artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, museum directors, writers, and various cultural practitioners will be invited to participate in Abu Dhabi Art as an opportunity to network, engage and explore the cultural scene of the UAE.

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Performing Arts

Abu Dhabi Art is a moment to discover a variety of artistic experiences through a vibrant Performing Arts programme, which includes a series of live performances and art installations. More information on the programme will be available in the Programme Registration section prior to Abu Dhabi Art. 


Design projects and architecture are highlighted as part of the Abu Dhabi Art Design programme. 

 The Architecture Statement, which highlights the importance of architecture in Saadiyat Cultural District and the city of Abu Dhabi, presents an open discussion around current architectural projects. 

 Abu Dhabi Art introduces a new design project annually. This year, part of Emirati-French Cultural dialogue initiated by UAE and French authorities, the Contemporary Art Programme will showcase collaboration between four French Luxury Manufacturers and four UAE based artists. 

Wings Project

The Wings Project is a unique initiative where emerging Emirati artists and designers recreate Abu Dhabi Art ‘Wing’ logo in their own distinctive style. The results are distinctive re-imaginings of the powerful emblem selected as the symbol for the Abu Dhabi Art platform.

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