Abu Dhabi Art 2022 set to be the largest to date

Abu Dhabi Art 2022 set to be the largest to date

Maán Jalal

ABU DHABI: The 14th Abu Dhabi Art will be its most comprehensive and diverse.

Taking place from November 16 to 20 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, 78 galleries from 27 countries participate in Abu Dhabi Art this year. That’s 33 new international galleries that have chosen to participate in the annual fair since the 2021 event.

Galleries and artists will be featured in the Modern & Contemporary section as well as in the Special Projects, Focus and Emerge categories.

Art enthusiasts, collectors and visitors will have the opportunity to experience galleries representing artists from countries such as Italy, Colombia, South Korea, Denmark and India, as well as regional and local galleries and artists.

“Since the first fair in 2007, Abu Dhabi Art has played an integral role in the art eco-system in Abu Dhabi and the wider Emirates, fuelling the appetite for art in the region,” said Dyala Nusseibeh, director of Abu Dhabi Art.

“Over the years, we have not only succeeded in bolstering the growth of the country’s cultural and creative industries, but also in nurturing home-grown talent.”

Scroll through the gallery below to see photos from Abu Dhabi Art 2021

Abu Dhabi Art reopened to the public at Manarat Al Saadiyat in 2021. All photos: Vidhyaa Chandramohan for The National
The fair returned to an in-person event for the first time in November 2020 since the start of the pandemic.
Some 49 galleries participated in the fair.
A reconstruction of a detail in the palace of Nimrud by US artist Michael Rakowitz.
There was a focus on local artists.
The fair hosted a VIP reception on the evening of November 16.
Abu Dhabi Art ran until November 21.
Pieces by Lebanese artist Chaouki Choukini, left, and Syrian Elias Zayat.
More than 600 artworks are on display in booths across three galleries in Manarat Al Saadiyat.
An artwork by Emirati Farah Al Qasimi, presented by The Third Line gallery from Dubai.

Abu Dhabi Art reopened to the public at Manarat Al Saadiyat in 2021. All photos: Vidhyaa Chandramohan for The National

Abu Dhabi Art will also welcome an esteemed team of guest curators and collaborators.

Under the theme New Tomorrows, Rachida Triki, an art historian, philosophy professor and curator, will be the guest curator of the fair’s Focus section, which will spotlight and explore the artistic evolution of galleries and artists from North Africa.

Gallerist Jade Yesim Turanli of Pi Artworks and journalist Riccarda Mandrini will also serve as guest curators, each bringing in a number of exciting new galleries to the fair.

Turanli’s focus will be on artists and galleries from Turkey, which includes first-time exhibitors Dirimart and Galeri Nev Istanbul. Mandrini’s contribution will include more international galleries, such as P420 and Dep Art Gallery, and diverse programming.

Courtesy: thenationalnews

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