New Exhibition At The Louvre With Centre Pompidou
Louvre Abu Dhabi is hosting their first international exhibition of the year.
Titled, ‘Abstraction and Calligraphy – Towards a Universal Language’, the exhibition will ‘explore the dawn of modern abstraction through sign and symbol, tracing origins to Asian and Arabic calligraphy and charting sites of mutual inspiration around the world.’
The exhibition is on until 12 June, and is curated by DidierOttinger and assisted by Marie Sarré. This is the second partnership between Centre Pompidou and Louvre Abu Dhabi.
It will feature over 80 masterworks on loan from 16 partner institutions as well as 6 works from Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection. The exhibition will also feature installations from two contemporary artists, El Seed and Sanki King.
Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi said, “We are emerging from the very difficult past year of 2020, and it is a pleasure to invite the great curator DidierOttinger to explore the relationship between abstraction and calligraphy, two visual languages, intimately entwined. Louvre Abu Dhabi will offer audiences an exploration of a universal language through pictograms, signs, symbols, lines, and other traces of the hands of the artists. This second major collaboration with Centre Pompidou brings their abstract masterworks of Cy Twombly, Lee Ufan, WassilyKandinsky, Henri Michaux, Juan Miró, Christian Dotremont, Jean Dubuffet, AndréMasson, and Nasser Al Salem, to Abu Dhabi for the first time.”