Contemporary Practices Art Journal – Beyond The Frame – Contemporary Art in the Emirates – “Art in Embassies” program – United States of America, Ambassador’s residence in Abu Dhabi.
Interview with the Honorable Michael Corbin, Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Arab Emirates, conducted by Omar Donia in January 2012. Since the 1960s, the United States of America’s understanding of the role of arts in bridging the gaps among cultures has been deepened by a program, Art in Embassies, that promotes dialogue in the form of visual art. With a mechanism of collaboration between artists, museums, galleries, and foundations worldwide, this program provides culturally diverse exhibitions that allow the public to positively interact with art and that advances freedom of expression through the invitation
of exchanging ideas.
The latest iteration of this initiative is on display in the UAE, where the show, “Beyond the Frame”, curated by Isabella E. Hughes is currently on display at the Resident of the U.S. Ambasdaor. The exhibition showcases a group of emerging and mid-career Emirati artists alongside American artists who either live in or have strong creative ties to the UAE. Not limiting themselves to traditional
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