HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS

VARIATION AND AUTONOMY: THE PRINTS OF CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE PAINTERS

In partnership with the Embassy of Japan to the UAE, Abu Dhabi Festival will showcase 42 prints produced by 10 prominent Japanese contemporary painters, including Yayoi Kusama, Masanari Murai and Yasukazu Tabuchi, who explored a wide range of possibilities through prints and expanded the range of expression in contemporary art using the print medium in the 1970s.

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MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE EXHIBITION

Beginning with a visual art exhibition, literature festival and musical performance, Abu Dhabi Festival is partnering with the Middle East Institute in an innovative ongoing collaboration to strengthen US-UAE cultural ties. In 2022, this diverse range of activities includes an exhibition of contemporary art by leading Middle Eastern artists whose work explores the impact of climate change on their communities and natural environment, and the need for greater sustainability.

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AFTERSHOCK BY UN-HABITAT, THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

A boundary-breaking exhibition at the United Nations will invite the art world to reimagine the relationship between humans and cities, harnessing the power of art to inspire people to be activists for cities, to express our shared humanity in the aftermath of the pandemic and to forge more healthy, inclusive and sustainable cities where humanity and nature thrive.

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