Don’t Miss Abu Dhabi Art’s Gateway: Line Exhibition, Only at Manarat Al Saadiyat

Specially curated for the 2017 annual art fair, Gateway: Line continues to fascinate visitors, and draw curatorial connections between established UAE artists and their international peers

The exhibition will close on 27 January 2018

Abu Dhabi Art
Jul 10, 2018 2:03pm
The exhibition Gateway: Line continues at Manarat Al Saadiyat as part of Abu Dhabi Art. Pictured: Lines by Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim

The exhibition Gateway: Line continues at Manarat Al Saadiyat as part of Abu Dhabi Art. Pictured: Lines by Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim

Abu Dhabi, 3 January 2018: Abu Dhabi Art’s year-round public programme continues to draw visitors to Manarat Al Saadiyat and Al Ain with ongoing exhibition, Gateway: Line, curated by Maya Allison, and artworks by established contemporary artists, Manal Al Dowayan, and Nasser Al Salem, as part of Beyond: Artist Commissions.
Gateway: Line launched on 8 November with the 9th edition of the annual art fair, showcasing works by Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Saloua Rounda Choucair, David Claerbout, Shilpa Gupta, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Mohammed Kazem, Tatsuo Miyajima. Specially curated by New York University Abu Dhabi’s Chief Curator Maya Allison, the exhibition centres on a deceptively simple compositional element: the line.
The title pays homage to a 2004 exhibition at the Sharjah Art Museum, titled Khat (“Line” in Arabic). Gateway: Line premiered the earliest conceptual works by a now-established artist, Ebtisam Abdulaziz (Emirati, b. 1975), alongside works of her senior peer, Mohammed Kazem (Emirati, b. 1965).
Gateway: Line welcomes visitors at Gallery 3 in Manarat Al Saadiyat daily from 9am until 8pm.
The exhibition will close on 27 January 2018.
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About Abu Dhabi Art – Abu Dhabi Art expands beyond the notion of a traditional art fair, in placing strong emphasis on a diverse public engagement programme, including art installations and exhibitions, talks and events that take place in different locations throughout the year. The culmination of this year-long programme is the Abu Dhabi Art event in November, which provides an important sales platform for participating galleries whilst also offering these galleries an opportunity to showcase ambitious installations and site specific works by their artists to an audience of over 20,000 visitors.
About Manarat Al Saadiyat – Manarat Al Saadiyat opened in 2009 as the first multi-disciplinary creative space on Saadiyat Island, offering the community a creative platform where they could engage with exhibitions, events and immersive creative experiences. Set in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s Cultural District, the venue has been the central location for its annual anchor event, Abu Dhabi Art, which has been held at Manarat Al Saadiyat since its inception. In 2017, the newly renovated Manarat Al Saadiyat launched a new public programme reflecting the growing public interest in the culture of the Emirate. The refurbished space and its diverse programme of activities offer a vibrant and interactive platform for the community to engage with a variety of artistic activities that bring the vision of Saadiyat Island to life. With an ongoing programme of daily workshops, classes, activities and events, Manarat Al Saadiyat now includes an Art Studio specifically designed to engage visitors of all ages in a variety of creative activities, a Photography Studio offering the highest levels of technical expertise, The Garden Pavilion, an outdoor area, providing the perfect space to host a multitude of events, and a 250-seat auditorium and three gallery spaces for temporary exhibitions. The new café and brasserie, Larte, offers a modern interpretation on northern Italian and European classics