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Latifa bint Mohammed inaugurated the first physical exhibition, in Etihad Museum

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H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and Chair of the Dubai Collection Steering Committee, inaugurated the initiative’s first physical exhibition When Images Speak: Highlights from the Dubai Collection, which opens to the public on 6 November at the Etihad Museum.

During her visit, H.H. Sheikha Latifa met with a few members from the Steering Committee, including Mohamed Al Murr, Abdelmonem bin Eisa Alserkal, and Muna Easa Al Gurg, as well as some members of the Curatorial Committee including Muna Faisal Al Gurg the Chairman of the Curatorial Committee, Benedetta Ghione and Hala Khayat from Art Dubai, and Carlo Rizzo, Special Advisor to the Dubai Collection. The group discussed the long-term mission and development of the Dubai Collection and received a presentation of the new Digital Museum of the Dubai Collection.

Sheikha Latifa said: “I might want to say thanks to His Highness Sheik Mohammed receptacle Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for being the greatest ally of the Dubai Collection, with his commitment of the biggest portion of artworks in this first actual show. His Highness’ strong fascination to be the main ally of the Dubai Collection has been the essential purpose for its prosperity.”

Sheikha Latifa added: “Today marks an extraordinary second for the Dubai Collection with the introduction of our first actual display. We have full trust in the positive long haul effect of this drive on the improvement of Dubai’s social scene, just as its effect on fortifying the imaginative economy both locally and provincially. The drive assumes a significant part in advancing a culture of craftsmanship support, which is one of the vital targets of the Dubai Collection, and we are pleased to see this drive abandon a dream to a reality with the commitments of our benefactors and allies.”

“I might want to likewise stretch out my appreciation to Dr. Nothing Shabout for curating a wonderful and rousing story through the cutting edge and contemporary workmanship history of our locale, and our benefactors who endowed us with their valuable works, without which we would not have had the option to make this outstanding show. The Digital Museum of the Dubai Collection further enhances the drive by empowering us to impart the fine arts to a significantly more extensive crowd,” Her Highness closed.

Following the meeting, the gathering was joined by the Curatorial Committee on a visit through the show, driven by its curator Dr. Nada Shabout.

Commenting on the opening, Abdelmonem bin Eisa Alserkal, a member of the Steering Committee, said: “It is an honour to come together with my esteemed colleagues on the Dubai Collection Steering Committee, to reflect on this first milestone in our journey and to help chart the course for this vital initiative. The Dubai Collection reaffirms our city’s and leaders’ commitment to artists and their practice and recognises their crucial role in the development of a shared arts and culture legacy for future generations.” Following the tour through the exhibition, the Curatorial Committee met to review new works submitted for accessioning into the Dubai Collection.

The drive’s first physical exhibition, When Images Speak: Highlights from the Dubai Collection, will open to general society on 6 November, at the Etihad Museum in Dubai. Curated by Dr. Nothing Shabout and including loans from 11 private and corporate collections, the show will introduce a determination of present day and contemporary workmanship from across the locale across almost 70 artworks, tracing a historical survey of the negotiations through Arab modernism and its movement into contemporary patterns, while featuring the Gulf’s job in the archiving of art history as it was being written.

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