The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi and the UNESCO launched today the co-publication Culture in Times of COVID-19: Resilience, Recovery and Revival, giving a global overview of the impact of the pandemic on the culture sector since March 2020, and outlining directions for its revival.
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Travel back in time and learn about the rich history of the UAE as Souk Al Marfa, the waterfront souk and marketplace at Deira Islands, launches Museum Hub featuring 50 museums of the country’s most precious antiques and handmade paintings, medical and electronic instruments, a women’s museum and more.
As the UAE and Japan celebrate 50 years of diplomatic ties, Abu Dhabi Festival 2022, in partnership with the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation, presents the travelling exhibition, ‘Variation and Autonomy: The Prints of Contemporary Japanese Painters’ at The Galleria Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi which runs from 14 June to July 7.
Adham AbdelMoneim, the 26-year-old Egyptian painter who goes by the brand name of “The Sultan Adham”, is making waves in the Middle East and garnering the attention of the art community and collectors alike with his unique mind-map paintings. The contemporary mind-map art, unlike conventional and archaic styles, captures the thoughts and emotions of the owner, thereby striking a personal chord.
The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has signed an MOU with the Emirates Writers Union on Thursday 26 May, coinciding with Emirati Writers Day, to publish a biographical narrative of the late pioneering poet Ahmed Rashid Thani, a leading figure in Emirati prose poetry. The agreement was signed at ADMAF’s pavilion at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which is taking place from 23-29 May at ADNEC.