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.
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.
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.