Emirates News Agency – Latifa bint Mohammed inaugurates exhibition “When Pictures Speak” at Etihad Museum

The first exhibition present organized by the “Dubai Collectibles” initiative.

– Latifa bint Mohammed inaugurates the exhibition “When Pictures Speak” at the Union Museum.

– Latifa bint Mohammed: “Mohammed bin Rashid’s support is the foundation of the success of the ‘Dubai Collectibles’ initiative.”

– Her Highness: “The exhibition provides an inspiring account of the history of modern and contemporary art for our region.”

The exhibition features art collections owned by 11 patrons of Dubai Collections and includes a selection of modern and contemporary art from across the region.

DUBAI, 5 November / WAM / Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and member of the Dubai Council, inaugurated the first personal exhibition organized by the Dubai Collections Initiative entitled “When Pictures Speak”: the most prominent works of art selected from the Dubai collection, where the exhibition is scheduled to begin receiving visitors from tomorrow, Saturday.

During the opening, Her Highness met with a number of members of the steering group of the Dubai Collectibles Initiative, including His Excellency Mohammed Al Murr, Abdul Moneim bin Issa Al Sarkal and Mona Issa Al Gurg, as well as a number of members of the Technical Evaluation Committee, including Mona Faisal Al Gurg, chairman of the residents’ committee, Benedita Ghion and Hala Khayat from Art Dubai, and Carlo Rizzo, special adviser to Dubai Collections, where Her Highness discussed the initiative’s message and hope for its long-term development, and Her Highness was briefed on the initiative’s recently launched digital museum.

On this occasion, Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed confirmed that the interest of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him”, and his will to be first supporter of the “Dubai Collectibles” initiative and fans of its goals, was the foundation and mainstay of the initiative’s success, and expressed its deep pride in Hans Højhed’s contribution to the largest share of the works of art participating in this first present exhibition of Hans Højhed’s collections.

Her Highness said: “The opening of the first attendance exhibition represents an important occasion for the Dubai Collectibles initiative due to our full confidence in the positive impact of this initiative on the development of the cultural and artistic sector in the Dubai Emirate of Dubai. long-term, as well as its impact on promoting the creative economy not only locally but also at the level of the region as a whole The initiative plays an important role in promoting culture to support and nurture the arts, which is the basis of the Dubai Collections is proud of its transformation from a vision to a reality thanks to the contributions of sponsors and supporters. ”

Her Highness added: “I congratulate Dr. Nada Shabout, the curator of the exhibition, and the team as a whole, for the beautiful and inspiring narrative that the exhibition presents, through which the history of modern and contemporary art for our region is reviewed., And thanks to the sponsors who have contributed their valuable works of art, without which this achievement would not have been achieved. ”

Her Highness also praised the launch of the Dubai Museum Digital Collection Initiative, saying it “is a significant step and an added value as it allows a wider audience to share works of art.”

Abdel Moneim bin Issa Al Sarkal, founder of the creative district on Alserkal Avenue and a member of the steering committee of the Dubai Collectibles initiative, expressed his pride in working with committee members and taking them on a journey of appreciation for art and the acquisition of works of art. and his ambition to help pave an inspiring path for this initiative. He said: “Dubai Collections is an initiative that not only reflects the commitment of our wise leadership and the Emirate of Dubai to artists and their creative production, but also embodies an ambitious core vision of preserving and developing a common cultural and artistic heritage for future generations. . ”

The exhibition “When Pictures Speak” includes the most prominent works of art selected from Dubai Collections. The exhibition, which takes place under the supervision and artistic evaluation of Dr. Nada Shabout, presents art holdings owned by 11 sponsors of the “Dubai Collections” initiative and includes a selection of works of modern and contemporary art from around the region: These works of art, numbering around 70, trace the historical path of the development of the Arab art movement from modernity to contemporary trends, and the exhibition mainly highlights the role of the Arab Gulf region in documenting the art history of the region.

The organization of the exhibition “When Pictures Speak” coincides with the launch of the Digital Museum of the “Dubai Collectibles” initiative as a valuable cultural resource for art lovers and the public, and provides comprehensive information about the works of art included in the initiative . The Digital Museum can be visited via the link: https://dubaicollection.ae/ .

It is noteworthy that the Etihad Museum is open daily from 10.00 in the morning until kl. 8.00 in the evening, bearing in mind that the cost of visiting the exhibition is included in the museum’s entrance tickets.

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