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Press Announcement “Opening” by the UAE Pavilion for the 53rdVeniceBiennale
Featuring Tirdad Zolghadr, Curator of the UAE Pavilion and Dr. Lamees Hamdan Commissioner to the Office of the UAE Pavilion.
Special recognition for this event to Mishaal Al Gergawi and Christian Matthiesenof Jackson Pollock Bar.
It’s Not You, It’s Me
The UAE Pavilion will be titled “It’s Not You, It’s Me” a playful and provocative name for the country’s first pavilion at the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event. Built in a large and prominent location in the Arsenale—one of the two main areas of the Venice Biennale—the UAE Pavilion will combine scenographic elements and architectural design by the partnership of Rami Farook (founder of the UAE’s Traffic design gallery) and the Belgian architectural collective D’haeseleer & Kimpe & Poelaert, known for its collaborations with visual artists.
Emiratis and UAE residents are being recruited to welcome visitors at the UAE’s first national pavilion at the international Venice Biennale June 7-November 22 in Venice, Italy.
Volunteers will serve as gallery managers and assistants in the UAE Pavilion, working 21-day shifts beginning in May to help with the building of the Pavilion itself. Housing, meals and small stipends will be provided, and volunteers will participate in an arts and culture program that includes free admission to Venice’s museums and cultural attractions.