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Poetry in harmony with art in Capital

TCA Abu Dhabi's ‘Emirati Expressions: Realised’, projects of six Emirati artists, extended for two weeks

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 20 Jan 2014, 12:27 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:42 AM

As part of the successful exhibition, ‘Emirati Expressions: Realised’, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) organised ‘Artscape: The Harmony of Art and Poetry’ at the Manarat Al Saadiyat.

In celebration of UAE art, literature, theatre and music, the unique four-hour ‘Marathon of Arts’ event featured performances and readings by some of the most established and leading Emirati writers, artists, actors and musicians from the UAE art scene. TCA Abu Dhabi also announced at Artscape that ‘Emirati Expressions: Realised’, which presents the previously ‘unrealised’ projects of six Emirati artists, will run for an additional two weeks until February 1.

Artscape’s exciting line-up on Thursday included poetry readings from celebrated UAE poets such as Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Khaled Al Jaberi, and Rawdah Al Bloushi, readings and performances by Habib Ghloum, Yasser Al Neyadi, and Sumayyah Al Dahesh, and music by Shireen Al Tuhaimi and Naseer Shamma.

Other artists that performed at Artscape included Hassan Sharif, Adel Khozam, Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Ameena Dheiban, Iman Mohammed, Cristiana di Marchi, Ahmed Rashed, Jamal Al Mullah, Nasser Al Thaheri, Mariam Al Saa’edi, Khaled Al Jaberi and Rawdah Al Bloushi.

Maisa Al Qassimi, programmes manager at TCA Abu Dhabi’s Museums Department, and co-curator of Emirati Expressions: Realised said: “We have been overwhelmed by the popularity of the exhibition since its opening and are proud to announce that we have decided to extend the exhibition by two weeks for visitors to enjoy it until February. In perfect unison with this, we were proud to present artscape to art lovers in the UAE, which used the thematic artworks of the exhibition as a source of inspiration.”

The event designed to entertain audiences of all ages, placed emphasis on the UAE’s rich literary scene through the power of the written and spoken word, with readings and performances from poets and writers who have expressed their sustained support to the Emirati artists.


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