Louvre Abu Dhabi and Richard Mille, the Swiss luxury watchmaker, have announced the jury for their third edition of Art Here 2023, a contemporary art exhibition and prize that supports the region's arts and cultural ecosystem. The jury consists of experts from various fields of art, such as architecture, museums, and curating, who will select the best proposal from regional artists.
The jury members include H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Chairman of UAE Unlimited, an art collector, and a patron of the Centre Pompidou, the British Museum and Sharjah Art Foundation, and Dr. Souraya Noujaim, Director of the Islamic Arts department at Musée du Louvre in France, and former Director for Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Management at Louvre Abu Dhabi. They are joined by new members Maya El Khalil, independent curator and art advisor, former Founding Director of Athr Gallery in Jeddah, and curator of Art Here 2023; Clare Lilley, Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the selector of the annual Frieze Sculpture in London’s Regent’s Park 2012-22 and a trustee of Art UK, London, the George Rickey Foundation, New York, and the Jupiter Artland Foundation, Edinburgh; Dr. Guilhem André, Acting Director for Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Management at Louvre Abu Dhabi, seasoned museum professional, expert archaeologist and art historian; and Mohammed Kazem, a renowned Emirati artist previously shortlisted for the 2021 edition of Art Here.
Manuel Rabate, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, said, "The calibre of the jury members is a testament to the quality and breadth of talent present within the GCC and the growing stature of this exhibition and art prize".
Peter Harrison, Richard Mille CEO, said, "Art Here 2023 makes a celebration of the regional power of art and its expression under the intricate layers of Louvre Abu Dhabi's dome. I'm proud to witness the Richard Mille Art Prize's continued commitment to nurturing this creative spirit, whilst providing a platform for artists to showcase their extraordinary talents".
Art Here 2023 will take place under the museum's intricate floating dome. It will draw on the interplay of shadows, liquid reflections, and flashes of permeating sunlight. For the first time, the exhibition will take place outdoors and under the dome, offering participating artists the chance to display their work in an extraordinary museum setting. The exhibition will open to the public in November 2023.
The open call for artists to submit their proposal for Art Here 2023 and the Richard Mille Art Prize was closed on 3rd July 2023. The winner of the Richard Mille Art Prize will be awarded $60,000.