Abu Dhabi Art 2012 Announces Galleries

Abu Dhabi Art 2012 Announces Galleries

The line-up of fifty of the world’s leading modern, contemporary art and design galleries showcasing 400 artists during Abu Dhabi Art 2012 on Saadiyat Island, has been revealed.

Some of this year's participating galleries include the Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, and Bait Muzna Gallery from Oman. Also featured in the line-up are six galleries from the UAE; Art Sawa, ARTSPACE, Ayyam Gallery, Hunar Gallery, Meem Gallery and The Third Line.

Now in its fourth edition, Abu Dhabi Art is to be held again at the Manarat Al Saadiyat exhibition centre as well as the UAE Pavilion, an artwork in itself designed by famous architect Lord Norman Foster. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, Executive Director Rita Aoun-Abdo stated, “You can see from the calibre of galleries we have again this year, that it was a difficult decision to select a small number from the exceptional submissions, to fit with our boutique platform. Whether you intend to buy or experience museum-quality art in an iconic setting; discover new or more affordable works in our dedicated section for emerging artists; or be engaged intellectually in the public programme, there is something for everyone during these four days".

This public programme will include exhibitions, talks, conversations and design workshops as well as Art Zone, a dedicated space which welcomed more than 4,000 children last year.

Abu Dhabi Art 2012 will be held on the 7 - 10 November. For more information or to book your space on a workshop go to


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