Louvre Abu Dhabi and Richard Mille have named the jury for the third edition of Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2023 and The Richard Mille Art Prize – the open call for which closed on 3 July, with the successful artists yet to be named. One of them will get the the Richard Mille Art Prize, which comes with $60,000 in cash.
Returning to the Art Here jury are Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, art collector, chairman of UAE Unlimited, and a patron of Sharjah Art Foundation as well as the Centre Pompidou and the British Museum; and Souraya Noujaim, former Director for Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Management at Louvre Abu Dhabi and currently Director of the Islamic Arts department at Musée du Louvre in Paris.
New jury members are Maya El Khalil (right), independent curator and art advisor, who’s curating Art Here 2023; Clare Lilley, the director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park and for 2012 to 22 the selector of the annual Frieze Sculpture exhibition in London; Guilhem André, a seasoned museum professional and art historian who was recently named as the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Acting Director for Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Management; and Mohammed Kazem, the noted Emirati artist who made the shortlist for the 2021 edition of Art Here.
Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2023 will take place beneath the museum’s dome with the theme ‘Transparencies’. Maya El Khalil described the idea of transparency as a response to the interplay of conditions there: “This is a masterfully realised space, where the structural perforations, light and shadow, water, and courtyards have established a distinctive atmosphere.”
This is the first time the Art Here exhibition is taking place outdoors. It will open to the public in November 2023.