12:30PM - 3:00PM
LUNCH / GET TOGETHER
Come, see your fellow members, relax, chat and bond over some yummies compliments of Lina.
20th – 23rd Nov
Manarat Al Saadiyat
ABU DHABI ART FAIR
20th November 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Abu Dhabi Art Vernissage
23rd November 2:00PM
ADCA Private tour
The full programme will be communicated in due course
Villa 16, Abu Dhabi
THE ART AND TECHNIQUE OF PRINTING BY MARIA JOSE
IN HAIFA OBEIDLY’S HOUSE
Visit at Haifa Obeidly, one of our members who will offer us a tour of her private collection of painting and lithography.
Printing techniques of lithography and etching will be the topic of the talk with the main emphasis on the famous Iraqi artists Dia Al Azzawi.
10:00AM – 12:30PM
BEHIND THE SCENE TOUR IN NYU
Maya Allison is the Chief Curator at NYU Abu Dhabi and founding Executive Director of the NYUAD Art Gallery and Project Space. Maya has also curated numerous exhibitions in other institutions.
Maya will give us a tour in the gallery.
Bill Bragin, a leading figure in music and arts programming, is the first executive artistic director of The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi. Called “one of the most influential figures in the New York live-music business” by the New York Times.
Bill will offer us a tour of all the facilities of the art department.
10 November 2019
MATHILDE DE L'ECOTAIS WORKSHOP
AT FATIMA BINT HAZZA CULTURAL FOUNDATION
For the Year of tolerance in the UAE, Fatima bint Hazza Cultural Foundations partners with Mathilde de l'Écotais under the initiative 360 Earth DNA. Through a workshop, Mathilde will be creating an artwork using aesthetic elements of food from all around the world to create meaningful and impactful images. The Artwork will be showcased in Abu Dhabi Art and available for sale and proceeds will go to charity.
Mathilde de l’Écotais, a French artist, portrays food and turns it into a beautiful fabric, a marvelous paper, sublimating textures and shapes. With a minimalist and modernist touch, the photographer highlights a few crucial elements, thanks to a deep work on colors and transparences. Resonating with sustainability, the artist is acting as the spokesperson of a nature brutalized by Man. We are what we eat, or so it seems.
Fatima bint Hazza Cultural Foundation develops initiatives related to art and culture that are creative and impactful.
11:30AM – 12:30PM
EXPO 2020 Dubai
BEHIND THE SCENE TOUR AT EXPO2020
The tour will include the Sustainability District, an explanation of the way the architectural was build and what they plan to showcase.
We are very happy to invite you to a talk given by Velerie Maltaverne. She is participating to the exhibition of the Louvre “10,000 Years of Luxury” with her bench “Fallen tree-Morning Mist”. Velerie creates design around marble, marquetry, tapestry, lightening. She is recognized by the greatest museums and collectors. All her work will be exhibited in the musee des arts decoratifs in Paris.
Fallen tree-Morning Mist
CARAVANE & GUESTS
The Embassy of France is hosting the exhibition “Caravane & Guests”
at the Ambassador’s residence.
Seven French and Emirati artists will be featured as part of the French Emirati Cultural Dialogue.
ADCA members are cordially invited for a tour in presence of the seven artists:
1. Annabella Smith Bigno
2. Benedicte Gimonnet
3. Faiza Mubarak
4. Karine Roche
5. Mioara Corozel Cherki
6. Najat Makki
7. Sabine Blanchard
Street 10 A, Villa 21, Dubai
STUDIO VISIT AND ART TOUR
Abdul Qader Al Rayes
The artist Abdul Qader Al Rayes is one of the curators in the UAE and one of the most prominent contemporary artists in the Fine Arts in the Arab world.
Abdul Qader is committed to his technical approach focusing with romantic feelings at the human and the nation, and inspired by the heritage and makes the past and present alive in his water and oil eternal paintings.
Shaikha Al Mazrou artwork in the University of Sharjah
Shaikha Al Mazrou received her Masters in 2014 from the Chelsea College of Fine Art, University of the Arts in London where she was awarded the prestigious MFA Student Prize. Prior to that she studied at the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah where she is currently a Sculpture Lecturer. She participated in the first Emirati exhibition across USA from Washington DC museum and LA.
Al-Mazrou will take us in a tour at the University where she will explain her work and technique.
Qasr Al Watan Library
CODICES OF MEXICO
An invitation by her Excellency Francisca Elizabeth Méndez Escobar, Ambassador of Mexico UAE with a tour of the exhibition "Codices of Mexico, The Old Books of the New World" at the Library of Qasr Al Watan. Mexican Embassy will be offering complimentary Mexican delicacies and drinks.
If you would like to join us for the tour at Qasr Al Watan afterwards, kindly pay your visit of 60Dhs at the entrance of the Palace and meet us at the library by 5:00PM sharp first.
If you will only come for the Codices visit, please use the entry directly from the library.
The Light show "Palace in Motion" will follow around 7:30PM (subject to change according to sunset) for 15 minutes.
10:30AM – 12:30PM
Houda Zabri's Residence
TALK: ART OF APPRECIATION
BY SALMA SHAHEEM
Talk: By Salma Shaheem (Appreciation, evaluation and investment in art)
Salma Shaheem established Fine Art Middle East in Dubai in 2012, a boutique art advisory firm focusing on developing art collections for private clients and public institutions.
She works very closely with collectors, in an advisory capacity, to build and maintain their art collections with the idea that art is essentially an asset, which increases in value over time.
Houda Zabri is a collector with a big collection of Omar Onsi's work, a renowned Lebanese artist.
10:00AM - 4:00PM Sharjah
Welcomed by: Maryam Al Qassimi VIP And Guest Relation Sharjah Art Foundation
10:00AM–11:00AM | Arrival to Sharjah Art Foundation,
tour of Bait Obaid Al Shamsi + Bait Alserkal
11:00AM–12:00PM | Tour of Sharjah Art Museum to view Biennial
on the ground floor + tour of Barjeel Foundation upstairs
12:00PM–12:15PM | Head to Sharjah Art Foundation exhibition spaces, Al Mureijah Square
12:15PM–1:35PM | Tour of Sharjah Art Foundation Spaces,
Galleries 1 – 6 + Heritage Houses
2:30PM–3:30PM | Lunch
3:30PM–3:40PM | Head to Calligraphy Square
3:40PM–4:00PM | View Biennial works in
24th March 10:30AM - 3:30PM Bastakia, Dubai
VISIT TO BASTAKIA
FEATURING SIKKA ART FAIR
The area construction dates back to 1890 and is considered one of the most important historical quarters of Dubai old city.
The visit will include a guided architectural tour of the area and of ALSERKAL CULTURAL FOUNDATION as well as the walk through Sikka Art Fair.
The Sikka Art fair is built around the artist-led practices initiatives and discourse, and runs a diverse programme of events for all the community to include art exhibitions, inspiring installations, live music, etc.
19th to 23rd March
Collectors’ Invitation Madinat Jumeirah
ART DUBAI 2019
Art Dubai 2019 will bring together +90 galleries from over 40 different countries, divided across four gallery sections, Contemporary, Modern, Residents as well as the inaugural edition of Bawwaba. The fair’s revamped structure offers visitors greater access and deeper engagement with artists and galleries from non-Western geographies.
TALK: THE INTERNATIONAL
BY AUDREY BOSSUYT
Audrey is an expert on the market of art and a gallery owner. The gallery is known for having introduced some of the most influential Afro-American artists to Luxembourg at a time when they were still relatively unknown as for example Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Wangechi Mutu, Jeff Sonhouse and Terry Adkins. The gallery organizes six exhibitions including one historical exhibition a year. In May 2016, the gallery held an historical Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition. In September 2017, the gallery opened the first historical show of Jean Dubuffet in Luxembourg featuring more than 50 works of the artist.
Audrey will be giving a talk on the International Art Market.
Husbands are welcome.
Nawar Al Qassimi the Development Manager, has organized for us a full day at the Biennial and had suggested the following program:
10AM to 12PM - Sharjah Art Foundation Spaces in Al Mureijah Square. SB14 Main Venue
- Calligraphy Square – SB14 Main Avenu
12PM to 1PM - Lunch at Fen Restaurant and Café
2pm to 3pm - Arts Area – Bait Al Shamsi, Bait Al Serkal – SB 14 Main Venue
3pm to 5pm - Visit to SB14 Offsite Venues (Al Hamriya Studios; 1 more venue if possible)
PRIVATE COLLECTION TOUR
11:00 AM - A tour of Houda Benjelloun's private collection.
It all started with a fortunate encounter with a masterpiece from the Lebanese painter and mythical character in Boutros’ family, Shafic Abboud. His work triggered the urge to collect art as a family legacy, and beyond that, a passion. Their collection retraces the work of Shafic Abboud from his early paintings to some of his latest pieces in which the viewer can observe the apogee of Shafic’s art. Other artists in the collection include Zena Assi, Idris Khan, Michel Basbous, and Moroccan painters such as the iconic Farid Belkahia, Mohamed Kacimi, and the most contemporary Mahi Binebine.
1:00 PM - A tour of Atassi collection (in their private residence) featuring major Syrian Artists. Mona Atassi will offer us a light lunch.
QASR AL HOSN TOUR
10am a guided tour of Qasr Al Hosn with Dr Reem al Motwalli and Dr Frauke Heard- Bey.
Dr. Frauke Heard-Bey:
Is a historian and political scientist specialized in social and political development of the Gulf over five decades. Her particular focus is the UAE when she worked for 39 years at the Center for documentation and research which became the natural archives of the UAE. She joined it in 1969. It was then part of the ruler of Abu Dhabi Court in the Qasr El Hosn.
Dr. Reem Al Motwalli:
Author, with five publications and over 30 years of experience in art and cultural heritage. Since the early 1980s, at the Cultural Foundation Abu Dhabi, she has been contributing to the establishment of cultural & art departments; advising on museum displays, leading and driving projects, hosting seminars, undertaking cultural tasks of different capacities and curating exhibitions.
JAMEEL ART CENTER
10:00 AM - A guided tour of Jameel Art Center (the new hub of contemporary art in Dubai) https://artjameel.org/centres/visit/
1:00 PM - A light lunch offered by Alserkal Avenue
2:00 PM - A guided tour of Alserkal Avenue followed by a visit of the Artists’ studio.
An introduction by Mr. Abdelmonem Alserkal will precede, and the tour will be offered by Mrs. Vilma Jurkute, the Director of Alserkal Avenue.
Alserkal Avenue is the regions foremost art’s hub (a group of more than 25 art warehouses).
DURUB AL TAWAYA
23rd January: Durub al Tawaya (Heterotopia)
Starts at 6pm.
Its performance in the city by Akira Takamaya starting at the Cultural Foundation
Artist Akira Takayama was commissioned for the sixth edition of Durub Al Tawaya to produce a new version of his work Heterotopia, which includes designing an application that can be downloaded to a mobile phone, and which leads the audience via a map to several places and buildings in the city. Once they arrive at the locations, they listen to a voice reading passages of literature or poetry by local and international authors who were commissioned to write pieces inspired by these places. The performance offers the audience a creative experience where they can re-imagine streets and places in the city in a new and unique way.
DURUB AL TAWAYA
19th January: Durub al Tawaya (Five attempts to speak with an alien). (Husbands and children above 10 years of age are welcome)
Starts at 5:30 pm. Boat trip performance by Anna Rispoli by Dhafra boat from Zayed Port (late comers will not be able to join)
DURUB AL TAWAYA
11th January: Durub Al Tawaya (Remote Abu Dhabi) (Husbands and children above 10 years of age are welcome)
5PM - A group walk / performance through the City Center by Rimini Protokoll
Starting at Corniche road west, parking area located in from of the Landmark Tower, ADIA. Performance requires audience involvement and begins promptly at 5pm.
Late comers will not be able to join the group.