Art enthusiasts of the Emirates joined Abu Dhabi Festival last night for ‘Artists In Conversation’ – an exclusive talk with two of the UAE’s most dynamic Emirati artists, Reem Falaknaz and Ammar Al Attar, as they discussed their work and featured pieces alongside the leading curator and 2015 Festival commissioned artist, Noor Al Suwaidi.
Exploring the creativity of the Emirati contemporary arts scene, ‘Emirati Insights’ presents a diverse and stimulating selection of artworks in photography, video and mixed media from 12 leading local contemporary artists, including Reem Falaknaz, Ammar Al Attar, Latifa Al Maktoum, Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza Al Nahyan, and Hamdan Buti Al Shamsi, among other established names.
Open for public viewing in Emirates Palace Gallery until April 20, the exhibition has coincided with the impending release of ‘Art of the Emirates’, an ADMAF publication supported by Waha Capital that explores the Emirati visual arts sector through the people that give life to it.
‘Artists In Conversation’ was hosted as part of Abu Dhabi Festival 2015’s Community & Education programme of free events. Further information on the Abu Dhabi Festival 2015 Community & Education programme can be found on the Festival website: www.abudhabifestival.ae
About The Abu Dhabi Festival
The Abu Dhabi Festival is the UAE’s leading celebration of arts & culture. Launched in 2004, it continues to attract high-calibre regional and international artists to the UAE capital every year. Coming up to its 12th edition the festival has secured its place as the region’s largest cultural event and in the course of the decade has established working partnerships with some of the world’s most influential cultural institutions including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Royal Opera House, Manchester International Festival and Carnegie Hall. Through a comprehensive series of educational and community programmes, the festival brings together artists, students, community groups and cultural organizations from across the UAE and actively supports emerging Emirati talent as well as promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of the UAE in all aspects of life.
For more information please visit our website at: www.abudhabifestival.ae
The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation seeks to nurture the arts, education, culture and creativity for the benefit of society and the advancement of Abu Dhabi’s cultural vision. Established in 1996 by Her Excellency Hoda Al Khamis Kanoo, ADMAF Founder, the Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development, ADMAF Patron and President.
ADMAF’s broad range of initiatives – including the Abu Dhabi Festival, year-round education and community programmes, and, The Nationals’ Gallery – brings together audiences of all ages and nationalities. Through them, it nurtures the creative talent of the UAE and beyond, in partnership with leading national and international institutions.
For more information please visit our website at: http://www.admaf.org/en