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Abu Dhabi Art expands programme to UK with London collaboration

Installation by Afra Al Dhaheri titled To Detangle.

Muhammad Yusuf, Features Writer

Abu Dhabi Art, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has become the first art fair in the world to collaborate with London’s new exhibition space and membership organisation Cromwell Place, with an exhibition event in the British capital as part of the fair’s official programme (June 2 -13).

It is also Abu Dhabi Art’s first ever exhibition abroad, and it is presenting commissioned works created in 2020 as part of the annual programme Beyond: Emerging Artists. The three emerging artists included in the exhibition — Hind Mezaina, Afra Al Dhaheri and Afra Al Suwaidi — are all from the UAE, and were supported in the development of their commissions in 2020 by curator Maya El Khalil. Their works are being shown alongside presentations of UAE-based galleries Tabari Artspace,…

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