A History of the World in 100 Objects comes to the UAE
What’s On has details of an Abu Dhabi concert Artscape, presented by the Abu Dhabi TCA, and inspired by exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects.
Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority presents a concert entitled Artscape, taking place on June 18. Described as a three-hour marathon of art, music, puppet shows, craft, workshops and demonstrations, the event reflects the diversity of the exhibition.
A History of the World in 100 Objects enjoyed huge popularity in the UK, thanks to the hit BBC Radio 4 series that presented each exhibit in turn. The objects are drawn from across the world, covering great tracts of time, to show how humans have shaped the world, and been shaped by it.
Artscape’s live performances and workshops mix ancient and modern musical forms, including Magic Mirror by the renowned gu qin player Wu Na, contemporary artist Feng Mengbo on drums, and Wayangkulit shadow-puppetry.
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, 6pm to 9pm, free. Tel: (02) 6575800. Taxi: Manarat Al Saadiyat. saadiyat.ae
MORE ON THE EXHIBITION…
Leading up to the opening of Zayed National Museum in 2016, Manarat Al Saadiyat is presenting A History Of The World In 100 Objects Exhibition. Collaborating with the British Museum, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority has revived a concept that enjoyed huge popularity in the UK.
Gathering objects from around the world, across two million years, the exhibition shows how humans have shaped the world, and have we have been shaped by it.
The hit BBC Radio 4 series of the same name saw British Museum director Neil MacGregor present each object in turn. Here, you can whisk through each object or stop and ponder our journey through a beautiful set of exhibits.
Until August 1
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 8pm. Tel: (02) 6575800. Taxi: Manarat Al Saadiyat. saadiyat.ae