The 11th edition of Abu Dhabi Art will take place at Manarat Al Saadiyat (MAS) in the UAE capital from 21-23 November this year, with multidisciplinary artist and writer Ebtisam Abdulaziz selected for the fair’s visual campaign.
Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the fair will present a programme of exhibitions, art installations, talks, workshops and performances delivered by leading international artists, curators and creative professionals, in addition to a rich roster of public programming over its three-day run. On view through 25 January 2020, the fair will offer a series of extended exhibitions and events.
Commissioned artist and writer Ebtisam Abdulaziz will expand on her ongoing initiative Life in a Bagin which she documents the various bags of fair-goers. On her participation this year, Ebtisam Abdulaziz stated: “Working with Abu Dhabi Art is a unique opportunity, and the event itself has inspired my new series; it documents visitors’ bags from Abu Dhabi Art 2018, reflecting the diverse cultures and personalities it brings together. I think of them as portraits; through these items, culture, personality, social life, and different tastes are captured. I am very grateful to Abu Dhabi Art for their support and consider it an honour that my artwork will serve as the advertising and artistic visual campaign for the upcoming fair.”