Maraya Art Centre is gearing up for Abu Dhabi Art Fair

Sharjah: Maraya Art Centre, the Sharjah-based contemporary visual arts venue, announced Saturday that it will participate in the fourth edition of Abu Dhabi Art Fair, which will take place in the Saadiyat Cultural District, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, from 7th to 10th November 2012.

Abu Dhabi Art Fair is a platform for modern and contemporary art which brings together a selection of leading art galleries from across the world, and this year it will represent more than 400 artists from 50 of the world’s leading modern, contemporary art and design galleries.

Participating for the first time, Maraya Art Centre will showcase works from emerging Artists, will announce its upcoming project (Maraya Art Park) and introduce the new program of (Maraya Community). The stand will also give access to the (Maraya Video Archive), and will provide informative collateral on the Centre and the (Barjeel Art Foundation), which rotates exhibitions of Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi’s private collection.

Speaking of Maraya’s participation in Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2012 Giuseppe Moscatello, Maraya Art Centre Manager, said: “Our aim, as always, is to promote and encourage emerging artists and creative communities from the U.A.E and the region”.

Abu Dhabi Art Fair will take place at the Manarat Al Saadiyat exhibition centre and in the UAE Pavilion, it will include artworks, talks and design workshops, as well as an Art Zone for children. The 2011 edition of the fair attracted 17,000 visitors, a testimony to the UAE’s continued development as a regional art hub.

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