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.
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.
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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