Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation has launched new art publication ‘The Art of the Emirates’, a work that explores the creativity, vision and heritage behind Emirati fine art. Sponsored by Waha Capital, the publication profiles artists, galleries, foundations and universities, presenting an inspiring snapshot of national artistic expression across the UAE.
Launched under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), The Art of the Emirates is the first volume of its kind. Highlighting leading figures helping to shape the Emirati visual arts and culture sector, the book profiles Emirati artists, galleries, foundations and universities. It also goes behind the scenes to explore the motivation, passion and vision of some of the UAE’s leading arts protagonists. Filled with in-depth interviews, studio portraits and artworks, this groundbreaking, luxury publication offers insights into the career paths and practice of a diverse range of artists from across the UAE, including: Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim, Mohammed Kazem, Karima Al Shomaly, Lamya Gargash, Azza Al Qubaisi and Jalal Luqman.
“This book demonstrates that the historical value of a nation is in its pioneers and innovators and that the arts is integral to the cultural development of humanity. It is the heartbeat of its people and the spirit of renewal,” said H.E. Hoda I. Al Khamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF).
‘The Art of the Emirates’ is published by Motivate Publishing and is available for purchase from bookstores across the GCC and Lebanon and online at http://www.booksarabia.com. For more information on ADMAF andThe Art of the Emirates, please visit: http://www.admaf.org.