The local museum "Louvre in Abu Dhabi" presents the exhibition of works by French avant-garde artists of the first half of the 20th century, "Rendezvous in Paris" in the new season of 2019-2020. Chagall, Modigliani, Picasso, Gris, Brancusi, and others – in total about 80 canvases created during the period from 1900 to 1939. This exhibition will open the door to visitors on September 18. Residents and guests of the UAE capital will be able to visit the show until December 7, 2019.
Note that the Louvre in Abu Dhabi Museum organized this new exhibition in close partnership with the Pompidou Center (Paris) and collaborating with Agence France-Muséums. Paris of the 20s of the 20th century, like a magnet, attracted artists and painters from around the world with its dynamism, cosmopolitanism, and freedom. Creative people actively gathered in local studios and galleries, cafes and salons. It was a stormy time of innovation and exciting experiments in art. “Roaring Twenties” were embodied in radical expressions of color and form in paintings, sculptures, and photographs of that period.
Manuel Rabate, Director of the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, expressed confidence in the success of the upcoming exhibition and added that such an ambitious start to the season had not yet been in the UAE. Picasso, Lipschitz Chagall, Delaunay, Modigliani, and other prominent artists of the 20th century, for the first time in history, residents and guests of the UAE will be able to see all this with their own eyes.
Cubism, Fauvism, and even the Russian avant-garde, “Rendezvous in Paris” unites works of different cultures, demonstrating one of the critical aspects of the mission of this exhibition – the opportunity to assess the overall contribution to the contemporary art of artists of the 20s of Paris, says the Louvre director for scientific, collection and curatorial issues Abu Dhabi, Dr. Suraya Nujaim.
Entrance to the exhibition will be free for children under 13 years old, and the rest will be able to visit it by buying an entrance ticket to the museum.