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PRESENTS

Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates The Embassy of the United Arab

space features 13 Emirati artworks and

Emirates (UAE) in Washington D.C.,

is covered by a contemporary Arabian

in collaboration with the 2015 LA ART

tent that will host conversations about

SHOW - presents a special exhibition

Emirati culture and the UAE’s vibrant

at this year’s show - Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates. Organized by the Embassy and the Meridian International Center, this

art scene. The main exhibition area highlights the influence of culture and change on cotemporary Emirati art.

groundbreaking cultural diplomacy

Flanking this area are photographs,

program brings Emirati artwork and

video, and sculpture from the UAE,

artists to the United States.

each of which feature some of the

The

installation tells the story of the

country’s talented artists.

UAE’s rich history, culture and rapid development through the works of 13 notable Emirati artists. Past Forward

MAIN EXHIBITION

represents the first major touring

The United Arab Emirates has a

exhibition of Emirati art in the world,

growing, vibrant art scene that is

and will be on view in Los Angeles as

flourishing today as the UAE becomes

part of the exhibition’s tour around

an international destination for art and

the US through 2016.

culture. The UAE is home to a number

The

5,000

square-foot

exhibition

space at the LA ART SHOW 2015 is designed to highlight Emirati culture through a selection of artworks and a

of world-renowned events, like the Sharjah Biennial, Art Dubai, and Abu Dhabi Art. The UAE’s homegrown art movement is complimented by

Majlis – an Arabic term which means

an array of museums and galleries

a “place of sitting” that is often used

– ranging from over 20 museums

to encourage conversation and an

in Sharjah, to Dubai’s burgeoning

exchange of ideas. The exhibition

galleries, to Abu

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LA Art Show Catalogue 2015  

LA Art Show Catalogue 2015