Abu Dhabi Focus

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Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode three: how the UAE art scene became a force to be reckoned with

Art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac and curator Maya Allison tell us how the nation’s creative ambitions have blossomed. Plus: Silver Lion-winning musician and artist Hassan Khan on his Abu Dhabi Art performance

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Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode two: How Saudi artists are driving political change

As Abu Dhabi Art fair opens, we speak to the Saudi artists Manal Al Dowayan and Ahmed Mater. Plus: Iraq's Dia Azzawi on creating the Arab world's Guernica

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Art fairs

In the afterglow of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s opening, Abu Dhabi Art moves up a notch

Some dealers at the fair report brisk early business but say big sales are a waiting game

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Video: Abu Dhabi Art opens as the world watches

Is the UAE now the art capital of the Middle East?

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Podcast

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

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Art market

Abu Dhabi Art set to benefit from Louvre opening

This year’s fair has 13 new exhibitors and is hoping for more international visitors

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Video: Will Louvre Abu Dhabi become famous as a new wonder of the world?

Not just a spectacular building, the museum is a treasure house of art arranged in a radical, intercultural manner

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Emirati Voices: Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Qur'an, Bible and Torah display

Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority talks about his favourite objects from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Noor Al Suwaidi on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Madonna and Child

Emirati artist and curator talks about her favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Zaki Nusseibeh on Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Bactrian Princess

Leading cultural figure talks about his favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Khaldoon Al Mubarak on Louvre Abu Dhabi's golden eagle

Emirati entrepreneur talks about his favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak on the impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati entrepreneur talks about how the museum will become part of the fabric of the country

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Introducing Emirati Voices: a video series on Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati citizens talk about the museum's collection and global impact

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Museums

British Museum ends loan deal with Abu Dhabi

Construction delays to the Zayed National Museum are behind the move

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Emirati voices: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi on the impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leading Emirati commentator talks about how the museum will change the Gulf

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Zaki Nusseibeh

Louvre Abu Dhabi aims to make up for failed education in the Middle East

Leading Emirati thinker, Zaki Nusseibeh, on why the UAE is more humanistic than its neighbours

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Emirati Voices: Noura Al Kaabi on Louvre Abu Dhabi's impact

UAE minister talks about how the museum will change visitors and residents alike

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Emirati Voices: Dr Lamees Hamdan on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Bactrian Princess

Commissioner of first UAE pavilion at the Venice Biennale talks about her favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati voices: works from the Louvre Abu Dhabi

UAE citizens talk about the work of art that speaks to them most

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

A sample of the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection

Highlights from the museum's permanent collection and exceptional loans

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Jean Nouvel

Exclusive interview with Jean Nouvel, architect of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s wondrous building

A vast floating dome sheds dappled light onto an Arab medina

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Abu Dhabi

The ruler sheikh who was fascinated by archaeology

The founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, set up an archaeological programme that anticipates the creation of Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Manuel Rabaté

Exclusive: the first interview with Louvre Abu Dhabi’s French director

High-flying civil servant Manuel Rabaté describes how the museum will work

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Six opinions on the potential impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leading cultural figures weigh in

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Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on 11 November

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit the Emirate for the inauguration of the international museum

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Artist interview

Jenny Holzer: Words of Conflict

As three new commissions open this year in the UK and Abu Dhabi, the US artist reflects on the continued dominance of war as a theme in her work and says she longs for Trump to be “in the past tense”

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Art market

Galleries and programme confirmed for ninth Abu Dhabi Art fair

New curated section organised by Omar Kholeif aims to bring new works to Middle Eastern audiences

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Major exhibition on the Hajj planned for Abu Dhabi this autumn

Show exploring annual pilgrimage to Mecca due to be held at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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Museums

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi should be postponed or downsized, says the man who launched the project

Thomas Krens doubts the time is right for an American museum "with a Jewish name" to be built in the Gulf

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Acquisitions

Major acquisitions announced for Louvre Abu Dhabi

New pieces bolster museum’s collection of more than 600 works