Authorities say Jean-Luc Martinez helped facilitate the Louvre’s purchase of objects illegally pillaged during the Arab Spring.
The artist maintains she was framed after an Emirati police search found half a kilogram of cocaine in her Dubai apartment.
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.
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.
“Opening the first exhibition of Israeli artists in the region is yet another attempt to popularize normalization.”
“I could not have a relationship with a regime that is now officially complicit in the Israeli occupation of Palestinians,” said Mohamed Badarne, a Berlin-based artist.
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.
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.
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.
An artist was imprisoned in Abu Dhabi this week, but not for political activism, or any other reasons you might expect.
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.”
The news that a third member of the Gulf Labor Artist Coalition was barred from entering the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has many people wondering what this means for the future of the Gulf nation’s growing art community.