“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.
An independent investigation into the construction of New York University’s (NYU) Abu Dhabi campus has found that despite the school’s best intentions and efforts, about one third of the workforce at the site — roughly 10,000 workers — was not covered by the school’s labor guidelines.
A mysterious investigation against New York University (NYU) professor Andrew Ross and New York Times reporter Ariel Kaminer is underway, the Times reported.
ABU DHABI, UAE — This week the New York Times reported that New York University (NYU) professor Andrew Ross was denied permission to visit the United Arab Emirates after publishing numerous articles critical of the labor conditions in the region.
Robot dogs, humanoid giants, holograms, and laser lights. That’s what “the future” looks like, at least according to architectural renderings recently released by the United Arab Emirates for its impending Museum of the Future.
Today Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its third report on violations of the rights of migrant workers on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, where the Guggenheim and Louvre museums are planning outposts and New York University is planning a campus.