Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 18th, 2021: Alliance Française Abu Dhabi inaugurated its new exhibition, titled Âme روح presented by the Emirati artist Dr. Nada Al Ameri, owner of Reflections Art Gallery, as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the United Arab Emirates.
This exhibition is placed under the exceptional patronage of His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Adviser to H.H. the UAE President, Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University. Dr. Nada Al Ameri and the Alliance Française team had the pleasure of counting on his presence to inaugurate it and visit the new premises alongside H.E. Xavier Chatel, Ambassador of France to the UAE and Mr. Sultan Al Hajji, President of Alliance Française Abu Dhabi.
Many highlights animated this event, as a meeting with students learning the French language, a concert with the French-speaking Duo Mediterraneum and a performance presented by the artists of People of Determination. The Alliance Française team and artist Dr. Nada Al Ameri were delighted to offer one of the artworks to H.EZaki Nusseibeh in order to pay tribute to him.
“It was a memorable evening, and we were pleased to present our first exhibition since the pandemic! During this opening it was also an opportunity to pay tribute to H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh to thank him for his support and commitment for more than 40 years and without whom all our successes would not have been possible”, said Mr. Sultan Al Hajji, President of Alliance Française.
Through the exhibition, the Emirati artist, Dr. Nada Al Ameri, owner of Reflections Art Gallery features a number of works based on her gaze, guests can immerse themselves in the UAE’s cultural heritage and the search for the constituent elements of local identity.
Among these artworks, we can notice the Dallah, a traditional Arabic coffee pot painted on fifty canvas by artists of People of Determination in cooperation with the visual artist, Dr. Nada Al Ameri. As serving coffee is one of the most important hospitality traits in Arab culture, especially in the local community, as well as being a symbol of generosity, this has been firmly rooted in UAE traditions. The artwork also expresses joy and love for the UAE and represents giving and living in cooperation.