Image Credit: Louvre Abu Dhabi

Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum in partnership with Swiss watchmaking brand Richard Mille has just announced the second annual edition of Art Here, a contemporary exhibition running from this November to February next year.

The jury panel tasked with selecting the artists for the exhibition include HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of UAE Unlimited, an art collector and patron of the Centre Pompidou, the British Museum, and Sharjah Art Foundation; Christine Macel, the chief curator at the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, and an art critic; Hala Wardé, founding architect of HW Architecture, long-term partner of Jean Nouvel and the lead of the Louvre Abu Dhabi project; Dr. Souraya Noujaim, Director of Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Management at Louvre Abu Dhabi; and Reem Fadda, Director of the Cultural Foundation and the curator of Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2022.

This year the exhibition is open to all GCC-based artists who will be vying for a $60,000 prize courtesy of Richard Mille. All submissions are to examine the notion of an ‘Icon’ or the ‘Iconic’, in various mediums.

“We are honoured to be expanding the Richard Mille Art Prize 2022 opportunity to GCC nationals and residents, as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Louvre Abu Dhabi,” said Peter Harrison, CEO of Richard Mille EMEA. “Following last year’s impressive roster of artists, this year’s edition of the Richard Mille Art Prize challenges artists to reflect on the powerful terms: Icon and Iconic, advancing the confines of their creativity. We stay committed to supporting regional artists, reinforcing our avid admiration for the world of contemporary art.”

Interested artists can apply for Art Here 2022 by submitting an application form before the end of July, at Louvre Abu Dhabi.