Eighty-seven artworks have been chosen to be part of Dubai Collection’s initial acquisitions.
They will feature alongside the personal collections of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
Dubai Collection is an initiative that seeks to collect, promote and exhibit diverse artworks that have a connection with Dubai.
Its first in-person exhibition will be opened later this year at the Etihad Museum.
Artworks in the Collection will be accessible to the public through a dedicated digital museum that will be launched later this year.
Included in the acquisitions announced today are works of leading modernist and contemporary artists from the region and beyond.
Included in the acquisitions announces today are works of leading modern Arab artists, Baya Mahieddine (Algeria, 1931 – 1998), Fateh Moudarres (Syria, 1922–1999), Chafic Abboud (Lebanon, 1926-2004), and Adam Henein (Egypt, 1929 -2020).— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 13, 2021
An important focus of the acquisitions are works by leading Emirati artists such as Abdul Qader Al Rais (UAE, 1951) and Shaikha Al Mazrou (UAE, 1988).— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 13, 2021
Chaired by Muna Faisal Al Gurg, Director of the Museums Department at Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai Collection’s independent Curatorial Committee is responsible for its overall creative direction.
The Committee is comprised of a panel of leading international arts professionals and curators including: Munira Al Sayegh, Dr. Nada Shabout, Antonia Carver, Maryam Al Dabbagh, Venetia Porter and Catherine David.
To ensure the Collection's continuous development and growth, the Committee will meet every three months to review new artworks submitted by prominent patrons in the region.