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ABU DHABI, 25 September 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Culture and Youth has announced that three artists will participate in the 16th edition of the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art from 14 September to 31 December 2022. Announced.

The ministry is working with the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) to support UAE artists’ participation in an exhibition under the theme ‘Manifesto of Vulnerability’.

Interdisciplinary artist Hashel Al Lamki, conceptual artist Mohammed Kazem, and mural artist Chafa Ghaddar represent the UAE at the Biennale, showcasing their interpretation of the fragility and impermanence of the world around them.

Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, the 16th Lyon Biennale brings together works that span historical, geographical and socio-political spheres. According to the curators, the exhibition “represents different understandings of the current state of global uncertainty”.

Minister of Culture and Youth Noora Bint Mohammed Al-Khabi said: “For the UAE, it is a great opportunity to showcase its talent on such a prestigious stage. The UAE has a presence in global art events and this is one of its key participations.

“The UAE artists exhibiting at this event are well-known names in the contemporary art world, presenting distinctive works enriched by Middle Eastern and Arab influences. See their participation in the Biennale We look forward to seeing their exhibition and wish them a very successful exhibition, and look forward to seeing the fruitful collaboration between these artists.”

DCT Abu Dhabi President Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak said: “The artists representing the UAE at the 16th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art continue our proud tradition of sharing our culture with the world. We explore how our influences respond when placed in dialogue not only with the themes of this artistic platform, but with other cultures of the world.”

Featuring 230 works by 34 artists and more than 300 archival documents from about 40 collections around the world, the exhibition presents new works by living artists as well as historical works from museums in French cities. works will be exhibited. Also on display are collections on loan from many of Lyon’s major cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (also known as the Met) in New York, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, and the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, Lugdunum Museum. Roman Theatre, Gadagne Museum.

A horizontal line carrying the contributions of 87 contemporary artists from 39 countries, and a vertical timeline containing hundreds of historic works of art and objects spanning the year 2000 on loan from several diverse collections in Lyon and abroad. It presents a biennale structured along two different axes. It is the intersection of his two axes, focusing on his 1960s during Beirut’s so-called Golden Age, highlighting the historical intertwining of Beirut and Lyon. The Biennale is spread over several venues in the city of Lyon and has over 50 site-specific committees.