Dubai Collection has announced the first set of artworks that will be on display as part of its collection.
The initiative taken by Dubai Collection aims to collect, promote and exhibit diverse artworks that have a connection with Dubai.
87 artworks will be part of the collection along with the personal collections of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Chairperson of the Dubai Collection Steering Committee.
The in-person exhibition will be held at the Etihad Museum later in the year. The art pieces will be accessible to the public through a dedicated digital museum that will be launched.
Arab artist's artworks including Baya Mahieddine from Algeria in 1931 to 1998, Fateh Moudarres from Syria in 1922 to 1999, Chafic Abboud from Lebanon in 1926 to 2004 and Adam Henein from Egypt in 1929 to 2020 as well as Emirati artist's artworks including Abdul Qader Al Rais from UAE in 1951 and Shaikha Al Mazrou from UAE in 1988, will be displayed.
19 artworks, as part of the A.R.M. Holding Art Collection, a corporate collection launched by a private investment firm and multi-focused economic enabler will include works from Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim from UAE in 1962, Lamya Gargash from UAE in 1982, Moath Alofi from Saudi Arabia in 1984 and Rathin Barman from India in 1981.
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa said, "The announcement of the first artworks that form part of the Dubai Collection is an exciting moment in the development of the initiative. The innovative partnership model we have developed for the Collection reflects Dubai’s emergence as the nucleus of the region’s artistic renaissance and its role as a key player in fostering collaborations that advance cultural development. We look forward to this project becoming another major milestone in Dubai’s journey to becoming the world’s leading cultural and creative hub."