Art Here here now

The works by the 10 artists shortlisted for the $60,0000 Richard Mille Art Prize (winner to be announced early next year) are on show in the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Art Here 2022 exhibition until 19 February 2023.

The exhibition is curated by Reem Fadda, Director of Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Foundation. It has the theme ‘Icon and Iconic’ – “exploring how the concept of icon resonates within contemporary art practices and how it informs new artistic perspectives” – and Dr Souraya Noujaim, LouvreAD’s Director of Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Management and one of the selectors, described the artists’ contextualisation and interpretation of this as “incredibly nuanced”.

She went on: “Art is a powerful tool that can be used to drive connections across cultures, time and space” – right on message for the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s remit, of course – “and we are honoured to witness how these artists have creatively engaged with the prompt to tell their rich and diverse stories”.

By all accounts the jury was very happy with the quality of submissions – “testament to the artistic energy present within the region” said Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Director Manuel Rabaté – and certainly the exhibiting artists are all building solid reputations in the region (and some beyond too).

The artists:

  • Afra Al Dhaheri
  • Ayman Zedani
  • Dana Awartani
  • Elizabeth Dorazio
  • Manal Al Dowayan
  • Rand Abdul Jabbar
  • Simrin Mehra Agarwal
  • Shaikha Al Mazrou
  • Vikram Divecha
  • Zeinab AlHashemi

The exhibition is open during the museum’s normal hours – 10am to 6.30pm Tuesday to Thursday, to 8.30pm Friday to Sunday, closed Mondays – with access included in the standard admission charge of AED 63 (AED 31.50 for teachers, faculty members and UAE military, free to under 18s, over 60s, Louvre Abu Dhabi members, and several other groups.

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