Shaikh Abdullah opens Abu Dhabi Art event
Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi Art will be open to the general public from November 16 to 19
Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, opened the eighth edition of Abu Dhabi Art on Wednesday. The event will be open to the general public from November 16 to 19 from 2pm to 10pm at Manarat Al Saadiyat at the Saadiyat Cultural District.
Entry and programmes are free to the general public.
Shaikh Abdullah toured the galleries at Manarat Al Saadiyat, meeting with the leading curators and artists who will be providing contributions to the extensive programme for Abu Dhabi Art 2016.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Art presents an art fair with a distinctive public programme that connects with the wider community through a dynamic schedule of performing arts, talks, collaborative community initiatives, and a diverse range of international galleries showcasing a variety of inspiring artworks and iconic installations.
Commenting on the opening of Abu Dhabi Art 2016, Tourism and Culture Abu Dhabi Chairman, Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak said: "Abu Dhabi Art was created to reflect the thriving artistic spirit in the emirate, showcasing a diverse programme of creative expression that serves as a platform to engage with a global audience. As we present this year's edition, we look ahead to bringing together leading artists from the UAE and abroad in order to foster Abu Dhabi's growing artistic awareness for international art trends and strengthen the emirate's position as a global centre for cultural and artistic expression."
The opening was also attended by Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development; Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance; Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, other Shaikhs and top officials.