His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan visits Abu Dhabi Art
UAE Minister of Tolerance toured the ninth edition of the annual art fair at Manarat Al Saadiyat
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 November 2017: His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, visited the ninth edition of Abu Dhabi Art yesterday (Friday), and toured the fair’s galleries, exhibitions, and workshop spaces.
Abu Dhabi Art is the culmination of a year-long programme of installations and exhibitions, talks and events that take place in various locations across the emirate. A dynamic and engaging event for all ages, the fair once again offers a diverse four-day programme of interactive workshops, dialogues and performances, in addition to a diverse range of international galleries showcasing a variety of inspiring artworks and installations.
Abu Dhabi Art is open daily to the public from 2pm – 9pm and will run until Saturday, 11 November 2017.
Tickets to Abu Dhabi Art are AED 50 for adults. Complimentary access will be available for students and visitors below 18 years of age. All workshops include a participation fee.
To purchase tickets, to register for programme events, and to view the full programme, visit abudhabiart.ae.
About The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The Department manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The Department of Culture and Tourism supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role played by the Department is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.
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.