The Six: The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s anniversary celebrations

Louvre Abu Dhabi. (Shutterstock)
Updated 07 November 2018

The Six: The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s anniversary celebrations

DUBAI:The Louvre Abu Dhabi is celebrating it’s first anniversary with pop ups and a certain pop star.

Dua Lipa concert
The British singer is set to perform at the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s concert village on Nov. 11. The “One Kiss” singer last performed in Abu Dhabi in February.

Spoken Art
From Nov. 9 – 10, a series of pop-up performances titled “Spoken Art,” directed by Dorian Paul Rogers, will see seven spoken-word poets perform from across the museum, from the permanent galleries to under the famous, intricate dome.

From Nov. 6 -18, Emirati interdisciplinary designer Salem Al-Mansoori’s animated digital work will be on show in the museum’s entrance lobby. His work, “Constellations,” reflects data about the museum’s visitors collected throughout its first year.

Pop-up architecture weekend
The pop-up architecture weekend, from Nov. 9-10, will host free workshops where participants will build constructions inspired by the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s dome using large scale geometric shapes.

Manga Lab
Running until Jan. 5, this area features retro arcade video games and explores the and influences of traditional Japanese art on modern day manga and anime.

Japanese Connections: The Birth of Modern Décor
The exhibition showcasing 19th and 20th century Japanese paintings, prints and folding screens will run until Nov. 24.


The Six : Oscar nominated films from the Middle East

Oscar nominated films from the Middle East. (Shutterstock)
Updated 23 January 2019

The Six : Oscar nominated films from the Middle East

DUBAI: Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum” has been nominated for an Oscar, but it isn’t the only film from the region to be recognized by the academy over the years.

‘Battle of Algiers’
This Italian-Algerian film was nominated in two separate years — in 1967, for Best Foreign Language Film and in 1969 for its screenplay and director.

‘Paradise Now’
The 2005 Palestinian drama was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film award in 2006 and revolved around two childhood friends seeking to carry out suicide attacks in Tel Aviv.

‘Days of Glory’
Director Rachid Bouchareb led this old-fashioned World War II platoon movie that was nominated for an Oscar in 2007.

‘Outside the Law’
This 2010 Algerian war drama is a follow up to ‘Days of Glory’ and is set during the fight for Algerian independence. It was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2011.

‘Ave Maria’
This 2015 Palestinian film is a humorous look at an encounter between a Jewish family and Palestinian nuns in the West Bank. It was nominated in the Live-Action Short Films category in 2016.

‘The Insult’
Directed by Ziad Doueiri, the 2018 Best Foreign Language Film nominee revolved around the aftermath of a clash between a Palestinian refugee and a Lebanese Christian.