Bustling Day 3 of Abu Dhabi Art concludes
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Art 2018 continued to welcome art aficionados today, as the 10th edition of the fair maintains to offer a multitude of talks, performances and exceptional artwork from 19 countries from across the globe.
Abu Dhabi Art remains dedicated to sparking conversation, and this was apparent in Talks: The Circulation of Fraudulent Art in Emerging Art Markets which was moderated by Nada Shabout, one of the Talks series organisers. Shabout was joined by speakers Milko den Leeuw, Azmina Jasani, Saleh and Baraka, who discussed best practices in art authentication, how to deal with fake art and art trafficking, amongst other topics.
Away from Manarat al Saadiyat and over at Mina Zayed Port, Warehouse421 hosted the premier screening of “Diver”, a commissioned video work by Monira Al Qadiri in co-production with Warehouse421. This video work is part of the Durub Al Tawaya programme curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh, and is the new chapter in Qadiri’s ongoing search for historical ties between the pre- and post-oil worlds in the Arabian Gulf.
Abu Dhabi Art continues to stretch across the capital, as Remote Abu Dhabi by Rimini Protokoll returns, in collaboration with the Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi. In Remote Abu Dhabi, participants walk together through the city following guidelines delivered through headphones by a disembodied voice, seeing familiar and unfamiliar sites come to life as if immersed in an imaginary science fiction film set.
The day culminated with Arts in Motion, a series of dynamic performances commissioned and choreographed in response to four masterpieces in the permanent collection of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi. The masterpiece that was explored was Jean Tinguely’s kinetic sculpture titled Pour Lyon II which is a Dadaist exploration of absurdity in which mindless materialistic overproduction is at the forefront of his creative process.
Abu Dhabi Art also offer workshops for different ages throughout each day, with masterclasses from Art Studio’s residence artists as well as Abu Dhabi Art exhibiting artists.