Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is hosting James Ivory at Louvre Abu Dhabi: Talking Art Series IV on 28 January; the latest talk in the fourth Louvre Abu Dhabi: Talking Art series that began in October last year.
Third in a series of talks that explore some of the key narratives, ideas and content behind the upcoming museum, James Ivory’s talk titled “Miniature Paintings and Films” provides a closer look at the filmmaker’s outstanding collection of Indian miniature paintings, which are now a part of the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection. Following which, James Ivory will discuss the interrelationship between art and film and show a special screening of his picture Hullabaloo over Georgie and Bonnie’s Pictures (1978).
Following this, the importance of light as a symbol in universal religions will be discussed in a 25 March talk, “Light and Religion,” followed by the concept of art as a witness of today’s globalised world, “Art as a Witness of Globalisation,” which will close the series on 27 May 2015. The panels will feature scholars and curators Martin Kemp, Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art, Oxford University, and Sabiha Al Khemir, Senior Advisor of Islamic Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, for Light and Religion, as well as Jean-Hubert Martin, Curator, and Saied Binkrad, Professor of Semiology of Art in the Department of Fine Arts, Rabat University, for “Art as a Witness of Globalisation,” and will give the UAE public a deeper understanding of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s 21st-century interpretation of the universal narrative, a new perspective based on the cultural similarities that unite different civilisations.
Presented at Manarat Al Saadiyat located in the Saadiyat Cultural District in Abu Dhabi, the seats available throughout the Louvre Abu Dhabi: Talking Art Series IV are limited. Please book in advance at www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae or call T +971 (0) 2 657 5800.