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Issue 006

Art Mag, Issue 006, Museum Highlight

The Year of the Zayed—Abu Dhabi Festival 2018

Manarat Al Saadiyat, the expansive art and cultural center which illuminates creativity in Abu Dhabi, hosts the 15th Abu Dhabi Festival from 2 February through 17 March. This event honors the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of UAE. The exhibits, programs, tours, and presentations, Sheikh Zayed’s commitment to fostering the human spirit in arts and culture is promoted. This year, more than 70 artists are featured, encompassing 90 years of contemporary art from MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art) and local museums, and the show exemplifies the attitude of appreciation and encouragement for artists worldwide.

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Art Mag, Issue 006, Museum Highlight

Building on a Desert—Masdar City

A desert doesn’t seem the most likely place to build a city, much less an environmentally-sustainable one. However, that’s just what the government of Abu Dhabi had in mind in 2006 when they envisioned a solar- and wind-powered, minimal footprint, and automobile-free development to be called Masdar City.

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Art Mag, Issue 006, Museum Highlight

Museum Highlight: The Louvre Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is home to nearly 200 islands, and archipelagos (both natural and manmade) dot the shoreline of Saadiyat Island. Shining among these is one of the grandest museums ever designed, with its impressive dome swathed in over 7,500 stars, so impressive that it bears the name LOUVRE (at a cost of $525 million dollars paid to France). While filled with 23 galleries, the Louvre Abu Dhabi structure itself is a marvel of engineering and artistic expression. Taking the 18th century style of museum layout, with works all genres, techniques, and cultures, and bringing it into the 21st century, providing the contemporary audience with a comprehensive collection which spans over thousands of years.

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Art Mag, Issue 006, Museum Highlight

Art & Architecture: The Faces Behind de Facades

Island of Saadiyat

The project known as the “Cultural District of Saadiyat Island” is a lofty plan to bring a jewel of art and heritage in this oil-rich, desert country. Designed to create in Abu Dhabi a mecca of art and culture unparalleled anywhere else in the middle east, this collection of museums and a performing arts complex will draw tourists and art appreciators worldwide.

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Art Mag, Issue 006, Museum Highlight

The Rain of Light in Abu Dhabi

The crowning jewel of the Louvre Abu Dhabi rises as something between an umbrella and a palm tree. The cupola-style dome, found in traditional Arabic architecture, gives the appearance that the Louvre Abu Dhabi is floating above the base, even though it weighs in at a whopping 7500 tons, the same as the Eiffel tower. In stark contrast to the uber-modern, even extravagant skyline of Abu Dhabi, the dome is unmistakable and not lost in the middle of this oil-rich city, where sheikhs and dignitaries arrive in expensive cars from their many-storied office buildings.

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