Saturday, November 11, 2017

Photos of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi

Here are photos of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel, and some installation shots from the permanent collection. I hope to find some time for comments on both the building and the collection. If not, just simply enjoy the images!

Jean Nouvel's Louvre Abu Dhabi, at night
All photos copyright, Chika Okeke-Agulu 

The Forum with showers of light

Forum with Guiseppe Penone bronze tree, Leaves of Light (2016)

Jenny Holzer's work (L): walls carved with manuscripts of Montaigne

Semi-outdoor performance stage overlooking the harbour

Forum with Guiseppe Penone bronze tree, Leaves of Light (2016)

"Grand Vestibule" of the Permanent Collection galleries

"Figures in Prayer" from Syria (2500-2400BCE), Gabon (1800-1900CE),
and Greece (2700-2300 BCE), in the Grand Vestibule  

Graeco-Roman, Nok, and Maya heads in the "Civilizations and
Empires" gallery

Benin bass sculptures in the "Magnificence of the Court" gallery

Sculpture cabinet in the "A Modern World?" gallery

Duchamp Bottle Rack (1959) and Kongo Power Figure, in the
"Challenging Modernity" gallery

"The Global Stage" gallery, with Ai Wei-Wei's Fountain of Light, 2016

Lucinda Childs Dance Company performance, Nov. 10, 2017

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