Dubai Culture to join UAE delegation for inauguration of the National Pavilion UAEat 2019 Venice Biennale

Dubai, UAE, 8 May, 2019 – Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced that it will be attending the opening ceremony of the National Pavilion UAE at the 58thInternational Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, alongside the UAE delegation. The Pavilion will be officiallyinaugurated by H.E. Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, on 8thMay 2019. The ceremony will be attended by H.E. Halabadri, Director General of Dubai Culture, and other key UAE delegates from federal entities and prominent cultural institutions from the UAE and Italy.

The exhibition, whichcommences on 11th May 2019 and runs until 24th November 2019, will host more than 80 National Pavilions under the title ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’. delete

At the exhibition, UAE will be presenting ‘Passage’ – which is video installation by award-winning poet and filmmaker NujoomAlghanem, withPavilion curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath. The National Pavilion UAE, which is commissioned by the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation and supported by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, marks the sixth participation of the UAE at the coveted exhibition.

Commenting on the exhibition and Dubai Culture’s presence, H.E. Hala Badri said,  Dubai Culture is joining the UAE delegation and the Authority supports this important cultural rendezvous.The opening event for the National Pavilion UAE at Venice Biennale is in line with our aim to  empower the arts, culture, heritage, and literature sectors, while positioning Dubai on international platformsas an incubator of these sectors and a facilitator of creative economy. The event will act as a common ground for the cultural institutions and federal entities of the UAE to showcase their support to development and establishment of creative industries, and to promote the thriving cultural and arts landscape of the UAE at a global level, starting fromVenice.”

H.E. Badri added, “This participation serves as the commencement of our international partaking, as we will go on to join various worldwide events from now on. With this, we intend to share the cultural offerings of Dubai with the global travelers and raise awareness about Dubai as an ideal cultural and creative tourism destination.”

Dubai Culture aims to enhance Dubai’s cultural scene and draw attention to the UAE’s rich heritage. The Authority’s mandate is to build bridges of constructive dialogue between different civilisations and cultures to enhance Dubai’s position as a creative and sustainable global city for culture, heritage, arts, and literature, with the aim to empower these sectors by developing creative and innovative projects and initiatives locally, regionally, and globally.

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