"…perhaps it’s a museum, perhaps it’s a sanctuary, maybe a ribbon composed of the dreams of all the eras and civilisations that have ever existed… like a mirror, art reflects the image of humanity for the eyes of the future…" For its third anniversary, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has produced a forty-minute film, The Pulse of Time. Using a number of masterpieces in the museum’s collection, the film weaves a poetic narrative on art and its meaning. A journey through time and space, which retraces various historic moments and depicts numerous civilisations, narrating the history of creativity from the dawn of time up to today and revealing, in a stunning way, just how much the Earth’s inhabitants have in common. The script of the video is by French author and dramaturge Stéphane Michaka, the original soundtrack is by French composer Jonathan Morali and the piece was directed by Mohamed Somji of the creative studio Seeing Things of Dubai. The film is available in three versions - Arabic, English and French - and the narrative voices are those of the actor, producer and television host from the United Arab Emirates, Saoud Al Kaabi; by the British actor, screenwriter and director Charles Dance and Swiss-French actress Irène Jacob.
Transparencies is the title of the 2023 edition of Art Here, the event curated by Maya El Khalil. The artists will be able to present their works in one of the most extraordinary museum settings in the world. One winner will be shortlisted for the Richard Mille Art Prize.