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UAE: Painting removed from display at fair

19 December 2017
Abu Dhabi Art fair organisers removed a work by artist Abdulnasser Gharem’s from being displayed after government officials raised concerns over the piece.
Photo: Prosperity Without Growth/Abdulnasser Gharem Facebook

 

Organisers of the Abu Dhabi Art fair removed artist Abdulnasser Gharem’s work “Prosperity Without Growth” from display after government officials raised concerns over the piece that depicts the schism between Sunni and Shia Islam, reported The Art Newspaper on 4 December 2017.

The work was removed during the VIP opening of an art dealer’s stand and was put back up in a back room where private collectors could view it.

Read more about Abdulnasser Gharem and art in the UAE here

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