Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode one: Louvre Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Art

With all eyes on Abu Dhabi this week, we speak to the architect Jean Nouvel on designing the Arab world's first universal museum. Plus: a preview of Abu Dhabi Art fair

David Clack

David Clack

This week, The Art Newspaper is in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, to bring you a special, three-part series of podcasts during a memorable week.

The podcast is available on our website and all the usual places where you find podcasts including iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud and TuneIn.

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In the podcast

  • The Louvre Abu Dhabi finally opens this Saturday the 11th of November, ten years after the signing of the historic agreement between France and the UAE to create the Arab world’s first universal museum. Our chief contributing editor Gareth Harris spoke to the museum’s architect, Jean Nouvel, about this remarkable project.
  • Opening today is Abu Dhabi Art, the leading cultural event in the emirate that includes an art fair, a raft of new commissions and installations, and a full programme of talks and events. We speak to Abu Dhabi Art’s new director Dyala Nusseibeh and the curator Tarek Abou El Fetouh, who has organised this year’s performance art programme.

Coming soon

Look out for the second episode in our Abu Dhabi Focus podcast series coming later this week.

Want to find out more?

You can find all of our Abu Dhabi Focus coverage here, including a video from inside Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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