Architects Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry and Norman Foster on panel at Abu Dhabi Art next week
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, November 01 - 2012 at 16:45
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The three Pritzker Architecture-Prize winning architects, Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel and Frank Gehry designers of the Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi in the Saadiyat Cultural District on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi will speak for the first time together on a panel next week at Abu Dhabi Art (7 - 10 November).
They complement a programme of more than 50 renowned artists, architects and designers speaking at the annual event that brings the world's top galleries from all four corners of the globe and who represent more than 400 artists.
The panel is expected to cover the 'Birthing of Skylines' including the creative processes in architecture; the role or architecture in society and architecture as building a social space, the responsibility of architects to build for tomorrow and leave legacies for future generations as well as what inspires their concepts and how they approach the design process.
"It's symbolic that these three architects are speaking together in the Saadiyat Cultural District as the museums they designed are being realised around them," said His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.
"It demonstrates again that Abu Dhabi is the new meeting place for the art world, evident from the calibre of talent it continues to welcome. We want our visitors to be engaged intellectually over the course of the next week - a taste of what is to come," he added.
Abu Dhabi Art will be held at the UAE Pavilion and Manarat Al Saadiyat exhibition space in the Saadiyat Cultural District, the growing cultural hub of the region. Situated on Saadiyat Island, the venue already hosts a growing number of visitors to its year-round cultural programme.
The fourth edition presents museum-quality work from modern and contemporary art galleries from around the world including USA, Europe, India, Asia and the Middle East.
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