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The New Louvre Abu Dhabi
The New Louvre Abu Dhabi

Earlier this month, Adam Lowe attended the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. During the events, he met with Jean Nouvel in front of Jenny Holzer´s site-specific installation of three large walls routed in limestone and marble. The work presents three historical texts carved in Cuneiform, Arabic and French.

Shirazeh Houshiary first solo show at Lisson NY
Shirazeh Houshiary first solo show at Lisson NY

Damián, Jacinto and Juan Manuel flew to NY for the installation of the Shirazeh Houshiary' first solo show with Lisson in New York. With Nothing is deeper than the skin she brings together new paintings and sculpture. The sculptures comprised of a twisting arrangement of glass bricks, Houshiary further explores the notion of transparency and the possibility of transcending three-dimensional space. Each brick, whilst an essential element in the construction of the work, also functions as a sign of absence or void, suggesting the quality of boundlessness. The sculptures’ helical forms, created through the careful rotation of each layer at precise angles to produce a spiraling effect, are at once vigorous and evanescent, their materiality appearing to stretch and pull into infinite space, exemplifying the interplay between form and formlessness that is the essential tension of Houshiary’s work.

Abu Dhabi Art 2017
Abu Dhabi Art 2017

This year´s Abu Dhabi Art overlapped with the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Factum Arte and the Saudi artist, Manal AlDowayan joined forces to produce her new installation I Am From You and You are From Me. The work engages with the most vital and profound elements of the Al Ain Oasis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. by producing a graphic representation of the roots of date palms in Al Ain. Our collaborations with Khalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas and El Anatsui were on view in the booths of the Gallery Insitu and the October Gallery respectively.

Final reACH events Beijing and London
Final reACH events Beijing and London

In Beijing the penultimate event took place on November 30, the next closing round table will be Friday 8 at Victoria and Albert, London.
Adam Lowe traveled to Beijing to continue his work as a research partner in the project and will return to London.
The
ReACH project coincides with the 150th anniversary of Henry Cole’s 1867 Convention, which helped usher in a period where museums actively engaged in the creation of reproductions of objects from around the world. The document is inspiring in its clarity, practicality and openness to the creation and sharing of reproductions.
Follow the discussion on #ReACHdialogue

Venice Biennale Events
Venice Biennale Events

Factum Arte´s collaborations with artists Shirazeh Houshiary and Shezad Dawood are on display as part of the exhibitions organized during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art. The work of Shirazeh Houshiary will be exhibited at the Palazzo Franchetti as part of Glasstress 2017, an exhibition exploring the versatility of glass. The inauguration of Shezad Dawood´s three year program, Leviathan, also coincides with the Biennale. Where do we go now?, Leviathan and the first three episodes of a ten-part film series, are on display at the Palazzina Canonica and the Fortuny Factory.

Image courtesy of Shezad Dawood and Leviathan - Human & Marine Ecology

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