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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates

53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

7 June - 22 November 2009

Artist: Lamya Gargash

Curator: Tirdad Zolghadr

Commissioner: Dr. Lamees Hamdan

Venue: Arsenale - Artiglierie

Photos of the exhibition  

It’s Not You, It’s Me

As the organizers announced, the first ever UAE pavilion at a Venice Biennale will highlight a "World Fair" theme that will incorporate various components:

- work by Lamya Gargash

- a documentation-performance of the announcing press conference for the UAE National Pavilion in Venice by the Jackson Pollock Bar (Germany)

- a Kiosk by Hannah Hurtzig (Germany), featuring conversations with 5 key figures in the cultural panorama of the UAE

- a (digital) showroom of work by several UAE artists, including Hassan Sharif, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Ebtisam AbdulAziz, and Huda Saeed Saif

- scenography reminiscent of the World Fair tradition, including text panels and architectural models of UAE arts infrastructure


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