The Six: The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s anniversary celebrations

Louvre Abu Dhabi. (Shutterstock)
Updated 07 November 2018
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The Six: The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s anniversary celebrations

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.

Spoken Art
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.

Constellations
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.

Manga Lab
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.

 


Bong d’Or: Korean director wins Cannes’ top prize

Updated 25 May 2019
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Bong d’Or: Korean director wins Cannes’ top prize

  • French-Senegalese director Mati Diop’s “Atlantics" wins festival’s second place award, the Grand Prize
  • Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne shared the best director for “Young Ahmed”

CANNES, France: South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s social satire “Parasite,” about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, won the Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or, on Saturday.
The win for “Parasite” marks the first Korean film to ever win the Palme. In the festival’s closing ceremony, jury president Alejandro Inarritu said the choice had been “unanimous” for the nine-person jury.
The genre-mixing film had been celebrated as arguably the most critically acclaimed film at Cannes this year and the best yet from the 49-year-old director of “Snowpiercer” and “Okja.”
It was the second straight Palme victory for an Asian director. Last year, the award went to Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters.”
Two years ago, Bong was in Cannes’ competition with “Okja,” a movie distributed in North America by Netflix. After it and Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” — another Netflix release — premiered in Cannes, the festival ruled that all films in competition needed French theatrical distribution. Netflix has since withdrawn from the festival on the French Riveira.
The festival’s second place award, the Grand Prize, went to French-Senegalese director Mati Diop’s “Atlantics.” Diop was the first black female director in competition at Cannes.
Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne shared the best director for “Young Ahmed.”
Best actor went to Antonio Banderas for Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory,” while best actress was won by British actress Emily Beecham for “Little Joe.”
Although few quibbled with the choice of Bong, some had expected Cannes to make history by giving the Palme to a female filmmaker for just the second time.
Celine Sciamma’s period romance “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” was the Palme pick for many critics this year, but it ended up with best screenplay.
In the festival’s 72-year history, only Jane Champion has won the prize in 1993, and she tied with Chen Kaige’s “Farewell My Concubine.”