Authorities say Jean-Luc Martinez helped facilitate the Louvre’s purchase of objects illegally pillaged during the Arab Spring.
Parthenogenesis: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian
This exhibition marks the artist trio’s first institutional solo show in the UAE, on view at the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery until June 12.
The NYUAD Art Gallery Shows Rare Collection of Work From 1960s Iran, Turkey, and India
On view in Abu Dhabi until February 5, 2022, the paintings and sculptures in Modernisms shed new light on artists like Parviz Tanavoli, Fahrelnissa Zeid, and M.F. Husain.
Adjaye Associates Is Building a Mosque, a Church, and a Synagogue in Abu Dhabi
The Abrahamic Family House, designed by Sir David Adjaye’s architecture firm, will be located on Saadiyat Island, not far from the new Louvre Abu Dhabi.
The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery Presents Speculative Landscapes
Artists Areej Kaoud, Ayman Zedani, Jumairy, and Raja’a Khalid probe questions of the United Arab Emirates’s landscape with a series of conceptual meditations on modern life in the UAE. On view through December 7, 2019.
Gulf Labor Coalition Calls on Artists to Boycott Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
The activist group says that the new museum is being “built on the back of exploited, indebted, and abused workers.”
The NYUAD Art Gallery Presents Zimoun’s First Solo Exhibition in the Gulf
The show is curated by Maya Allison and is made up of 5 installations, including one major new commission. On view until June 1, 2019.
Guggenheim and British Museum Refuse to Work with Human Rights Groups on Abu Dhabi Projects
Many reports have emerged of harsh labor conditions during the construction of museums on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, but the cultural institutions involved are showing no interest in discussing these violations with leading human rights groups.
At Venice Biennale, Artists Stage a Pageant for Precarious Workers in Abu Dhabi
VENICE — When I arrived in Venice three weeks ago, I immediately headed to the tip of the Donsoduro to S.a.L.E. docks, a contemporary art space run by artist and activist Marco Baravalle. As part of its Biennale programming, the G.U.L.F. was set to have the Precarious Workers Pageant that evening.
Artist Imprisoned in Abu Dhabi Over Facebook Post
An artist was imprisoned in Abu Dhabi this week, but not for political activism, or any other reasons you might expect.
French Museum Authority Confirms Worker Death at Louvre Abu Dhabi Site
The Agence France-Muséums has confirmed reports, brought to light recently by the activist and artist group Gulf Labor, that a 28-year-old Pakistani worker died on June 8 at the construction site of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum.
60 Art World Luminaries Pressure UAE on “Chilling Precedent” Set by Recent Bans
The directors of some of the world’s most important art institutions, including the Tate and MoMA, have written a letter to UAE-affiliated art organizations asserting that “artists and academics should be allowed free passage to conduct research and work that is done in a peaceful and productive manner.”