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 greatet sustainability. Curated by Maya Al Khalil, the exhibition will present a range of media – from painting to photography to installation – that raises questions about loss, adaptation and innovation in the face of a global challenge with especially dire consequences for the Middle East.

International partnership

Abu Dhabi Festival co-exhibition

Fall 2022

Washington, D.C

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