ASIAN ART

Ja­pan is the fo­cus on Saadiyat this month

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Ja­panese art at the Lou­vre, plus Mex­i­can star Jorge Martin’s Wings Of Mex­ico lands at Ma­narat Al Saadiyat

Lou­vre Abu Dhabi is pay­ing trib­ute to Ja­panese creativ­ity with its new ex­hi­bi­tion – Ja­panese Con­nec­tions: The

Birth of Mod­ern Dé­cor. It will fea­ture a dis­play of 19th and 20th cen­tury paint­ings, prints and fold­ing screens that place a fo­cus on the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Ja­pan and France.

There will be 41 pieces of art and 15 doc­u­ments cre­ated by 12 tal­ents on dis­play on Saadiyat Is­land, in­clud­ing French stars Paul Sérusier, Pierre Bon­nard, Mau­rice De­nis, Ker-Xavier Rous­sel and Édouard Vuil­lard. The ex­hi­bi­tion will look at the ukiyo-e style of paint­ing (it’s a style of wood­block prints and paint­ings pop­u­lar in the 1800s that in­flu­enced Euro­pean painters). Works by five Ja­panese ukiyo-e artists will be on dis­play as well – Kat­sushika Hoku­sai, Hara Zaimei, Uta­gawa Hiroshige, Kano Tan­shin and Toshu­sai Sharaku.

There’ll also be a week­end of Ja­panese-in­spired events. Big In Ja­pan will run Oc­to­ber 26 to 27 and will fea­ture DJs, poetry cook­ery classes and anime movie screen­ings.

September 6 to Novem­ber 24

Lou­vre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Is­land, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Wed 10am to 8pm, Thur to Fri 10am to 10pm, Dhs60. Tel: (600) 565566. Taxi: Lou­vre on Saadiyat. lou­vre­abud­habi.ae

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