The exhibition begins on 20 April 2022.
Culture vultures it’s time to get your diaries out as Louvre Abu Dhabi will be showcasing a new exhibit this coming April.
Running from 20 April to 24 July 2022, Stories of Paper, explores a vast range of artistic expressions of paper, with the aim of cultivating the visitors’ deeper knowledge of a familiar, yet ever more distant material.
Displaying close on 100 artworks and objects, including books, manuscripts, drawings, a reproduction of a house and 13 contemporary artworks and installations made of paper, the exhibit is a collaboration between the arts museum on Saadiyat Island Musée du Louvre and France Muséums, as well as 16 French and international institutions and private collections.
Curated by Xavier Salmon, General Curator and Director of the Department of Drawings and Prints, and Victor Hundsbuckler, Curator at the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Musée du Louvre, highlights include a panorama on seventeen panels of Carmontelle’s Figures Walking in a Parkland, c. 1795 (Musée du Louvre), a 19th-century manuscript folded in the manner of a screen from Burma (Musée des arts asiatiques Guimet) and Munāğāt ʿAlī, a Quran written in fingernail calligraphy (Bibliothèque nationale de France).
Other highlights include artworks by prominent contemporary Emirati and Middle Eastern artists, such as Hassan Sharif’s Dictionary, Dana Awartani’s He Is who Created The Heavens and Earth in Six Days and Mohammed Kazem’s Scratches on Paper.
Louvre Abu Dhabi is currently showcasing Versailles and The World.
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