Diva just received an invite to Treasures of the World’s Cultures, second in a series of exhibitions that paves the way to realising Abu Dhabi’s cultural vision and the opening of the Zayed National Museum.
Bringing life to elements of human history dating back 2 million years, the exhibition highlights examples of ‘buried treasure’ and recent artworks from around the world. I’m told the exhibition connects historical and modern cultural perspectives through one visual experience.
As a self proclaimed culture vulture,(I’m not just a fluffy chick obsessed with Romantic comedies only afterall), it would be interesting to see historic objects from across the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, plus items from the Modern World.
Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority in collaboration with the British Museum, Al Ain National Museum and Sharjah Archaeology Museum, I’m glad to hear it will be at Manarat Al Saadiyat until July 17th – all I have to do now is organise the latest car launched in the market to be at my disposal for a weekend so I can go test it by cruising around Abu Dhabi and get to see this exhibition.
A number of talks and panels will take place to complement Treasures of the World’s Cultures. First of the series, on 18 April, will feature Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, who will explore the highlights of the exhibition and reveal some of the extraordinary stories they evoke… Diva reckons you should put it in your diary if you are in Abu Dhabi that day.
I am the youngest artist with Art work in the exhibit at Manarat al Saadiyat and will be in Abu Dhabi on April 3rd, but not the19th so I will miss the opening. Let me know if you find that car.
Good luck with your art…i will look out for it.
A car hood Hood finished in Copper.
What are your favorite contemporary art galleries in Abu Dhabi or Dubai?
Both….I love the galleries in Bastakia & Al Serkal Avenue….mostly because both are on the way home after work so I’m able to stop over and look at new work from artists. Apart from Saadiyat and one off displays at Emirates Palace, i still have to explore the art scene in Abu Dhabi more extensively.
The British Museum has just emailed me advising that the works for the upcoming show will be tied up in Customs on April 3rd, which is the only day I am in Abu Dhabi!
mutter…mutter. Thousands of miles out of my way so I best follow your advice and go gallery hunting.