The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) has revealed ‘Art Space’, an exciting new programme in collaboration with Aldar Properties whereby creatives from the emirate and further afield will be given a platform in high-footfall areas throughout the city.
The initiative will see the local art community gaining the recognition and support it rightly deserves and comes as a direct outcome from the CulturAll Conversations with DCT’s Chairman Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak in the summer – a virtual panel which featured students of the UAE discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them and the challenges they overcame within the creative scene during this time.
“Having identified the need for further platforms through which UAE-based artists can display their work and attract new audiences, we have developed Art Space as a means by which creators from all disciplines may showcase their skills, engage in creative discussion and benefit from feedback on their work, helping to build the market that supports Abu Dhabi’s creative community,” the Chairman said.
Running from now until May 2021, 12 artists will be given the opportunity to exhibit their work and flair in spaces such as: Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi’s World Trade Centre and Al Jimi Mall in Al Ain – all of which are owned by the collaborator, Aldar Properties.
Local, Emirati artist Azza Al Qubaisi kicks off the programme with her sculpture work at Yas Mall, whilst founder of Naht Designs, Egyptian artist Diaa Allam will be displaying his 3D calligraphy designs at the World Trade Centre Mall.
More artists to be announced soon.
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