ADMAF Publications

ADMAF Publications is an important source of information not only on the Foundation’s impact and achievements but also on the arts and culture sector of the UAE. Ranging from topical newsletters and student-led magazines to major publications about pioneering artists, view ADMAF Publications here.

Publications

ADMAF Brochure:
The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) advances Abu Dhabi’s cultural vision and nurtures society through the arts, education, culture and creativity. Read about the work of one of the largest cultural organisations in the Arabian Gulf in this brochure. To download, click here

ADMAF20:
ADMAF20 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation. This bilingual publication looks back over the last two decades with the people who have played an essential role in its development and those whose careers have been nurtured by it. Exploring its contribution to the cultural and creative industries, to education and to the community, the inspirational story of ADMAF features commissioned portraits and images from the Foundation’s archives. To download, click here

ADMAF Yearbooks:
ADMAF’s yearbooks look back at the work of one of the largest cultural organisations in the Arabian Gulf. Packed with fascinating facts and figures, these visually dynamic annual reports clarify the breadth and depth of ADMAF's work throughout the UAE and internationally:

For the ADMAF Yearbook 2016, click here
For the ADMAF Yearbook 2015, click here
For the ADMAF Yearbook 2014, click here
For the ADMAF Yearbook 2012, click here
For the ADMAF Yearbook 2011, click here

The Art of the Emirates:
The Art of the Emirates is one of the first books to present the UAE’s contemporary artists, and features galleries, foundations and educators who have contributed to the development and growth of the national arts sector. With in-depth interviews and artworks, The Art of the Emirates offers a closer look at some of the UAE’s flourishing artists, as well as a flavour of the arts scene itself.
Available in all good bookstores and at Booksarabia. To download the teaser, click here

The Art of Nature:
This bilingual publication documents the Abu Dhabi Festival 2017 exhibition of the same name – celebrating the natural abundance of the UAE and the 20th anniversary of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi. The book presents work by 20 UAE-based practitioners, including interviews with 10 commissioned artists whose works respond to the diverse animals and landscapes of the nation. To download, click here

Portrait of a Nation:
This bilingual publication documents the Abu Dhabi Festival 2016 exhibition of the same name – one of the largest curated exhibitions of Emirati visual art to date. Featuring essays by some of the leading lights of the national arts scene, the book presents artworks by 50 Emirati artists, spanning a range of mediums and exploring personal perspectives of the nation. To download, click here

View From Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art:
Documenting the 2015 Abu Dhabi Festival exhibition, FotoFest International’s first presentation in the Middle East, this bilingual publication examines the history of contemporary art from the Arab world through 140 works by over 35 leading artists from 12 countries. Includes ‘Emirati Insights’, an ADMAF exhibition celebrating the diversity of UAE artistic practice. To download, click here

Bill Fontana: Acoustical Visions and Desert Soundings:
Commemorating the 2014 Abu Dhabi Festival solo exhibition and commissions, this is the first major publication on the life and work of the acclaimed US sound artist. The bilingual book spans four decades of creative innovation. To download, click here

25 Years of Arab Creativity – The Contemporary Arab Art Scene:
Published for the 2013 landmark exhibition in partnership with Institut du Monde Arabe, France, this book features over 60 works by leading Arab artists as well as essays by prominent curators and academics. Includes ‘Three Generations’, ADMAF’s touring exhibition of Emirati contemporary art. To download, click here

Gestures of Light: The Art of Hassan Massoudy:
Released for the artist’s debut solo exhibition in the Arabian Gulf at the 2012 Abu Dhabi Festival, this bilingual book is the first monograph to span five decades of his career and features over 50 colour plates. Published in association with October Gallery, London. To download, click here

Rachid Koraïchi: Eternity is the Absence of Time:
Marking the historical presentation of Koraïchi’s ‘The Path of Roses’ at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Festival, this bilingual book features colour plates and essays by Salah M. Hassan and Rose Issa, among others. Published in association with October Gallery, London. To download, click here

Sky Over The East Catalogue 2014:
ADMAF's landmark exhibition marked International Museum Day 2014. Featuring works from the Barjeel Art Foundation, this exhibition shone a light on the history of the 20th century as seen through the eyes of the Arab world’s leading artists, mindful that the visual arts strengthens understanding, ambition and identity. To download, click here

Three Generations Catalogue 2013 (London):
Marking the first ever group exhibition of Emirati art in the UK and ADMAF’s first ever overseas exhibition, this catalogue features 12 works by three generations of Emirati artists. Originally presented at the 2013 Abu Dhabi Festival, the exhibition toured to Sotheby’s in London (23 July - 9 August, 2013) with works by Azza Al Qubaisi, Karima Al Shomaly and Dana Al Mazrouei, Mattar Bin Lahej and Jalal Luqman, among others. To download, click here

Three Generations Catalogue 2013 (Cleveland):
Marking the first ever exhibition of Emirati art in a healthcare setting, this catalogue features works by 16 established and emerging Emirati artists which appeared in the 3rd edition of 'Three Generations' at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA (2 December 2013 – 31 March 2014). Featuring works by Abdul Aziz Al Fadli, Saoud Al Dhaheri and Yousif Al Harmoudi, among others. To download, click here

Generation NEXT 2013:
This catalogue accompanied the exhibition of emerging Emirati art presented by ADMAF during Abu Dhabi Art 2013. Celebrating the artistic talent of some of the country's youngest artists, the exhibition featured works by Noor Al Suweidi, Maryam Al Suweidi, Dana Al Mazrouei and Saeed Khalifa, among others. To download, click here

Iqtina'a - The ADMAF corporate guide to acquiring UAE contemporary art:
ADMAF's corporate guide to acquiring art seeks to inform and enlighten businesses on corporate art collection development in the UAE. Filled with case studies and profiles of Emirati arts practitioners, the guide examines the beneficial aspects of collections as well as the issues of cost and criteria. To download, click here

Abu Dhabi Festival – A Photographic Journey 2016: 
A look back at the 13th edition of the Gulf's largest cultural event, featuring memorable moments spanning mainstage performances, exhibition, education and community initiatives, including Lang Lang, Carlos Acosta, Orchestre de Paris, The Little Prince starring Hugh Grant, and many, many more. To download, click here

Abu Dhabi Festival – A Photographic Journey 2015:
A look back at the 12th edition of the Gulf's largest cultural event, featuring memorable moments spanning mainstage performances, exhibition, education and community initiative, including Sérgio Mendes, Leif Ove Andsnes, Ann-Sophie Mutter, The Budapest Festival Orchestra and many, many more. To download, click here

Abu Dhabi Festival – A Photographic Journey 2014:
A look back at the 11th edition of the Gulf's largest cultural event, featuring memorable moments spanning mainstage performances, exhibition, education and community initiative, including Renée Fleming, American Ballet Theatre, Bill Fontana, Quincy Jones, Gustavo Dudamel, and many, many more. To download, click here

Abu Dhabi Festival – A Photographic Journey 2013:
A look back at the 10th anniversary edition of the region's largest cultural event, featuring unforgettable moments from the debut appearances in the UAE by Joshua Bell, YUNDI, Gilberto Gil, Bryn Terfel and many, many more. To download, click here

Abu Dhabi Festival – A Photographic Journey 2012:
A look back at the 9th edition of the Gulf's largest cultural event, featuring memorable moments spanning mainstage performances, exhibition, education and community initiative, including ’Beloved Friend' by The Royal Opera House, Maxim Vengerov, Naseer Shamma and The Global Music Ensemble, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's 'Sutra', Faisal Al Sari, Semperoper Ballet, Natalie Cole, 'The Rahbani Legacy' and many more. To download, click here

Abu Dhabi Festival – A Photographic Journey 2011:
A look back at the 8th edition of the Gulf's largest cultural event, featuring memorable moments spanning mainstage performances, exhibition, education and community initiative, including The World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev, Al Jarreau, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Augustin Dumay, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Russell Maliphant and Sylvie Guillem and many more. To download, click here

Young Media Leaders Magazine – My News:
ADMAF’s Young Media Leaders trains Emirati undergraduates for careers in the UAE media sector. Launched in 2007, it is delivered in partnership with twofour54. Each annual edition of My News is packed with features, reviews and opinion pieces penned by the student reporters as their final project:
Young Media Leaders Magazine - My News 2016 click here
Young Media Leaders Magazine - My News 2015 click here
Young Media Leaders Magazine - My News 2014 click here
Young Media Leaders Magazine - My News 2013 click here
Young Media Leaders Magazine - My News 2012 click here
Young Media Leaders Magazine - My News 2011 click here

The ADMAF Tribune:
The ADMAF Tribune presents the latest news and achievements of the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation. In each edition, we share details of ADMAF's international activities as well as its thrilling arts education and community arts programmes:
The ADMAF Tribune - Winter 2016 (Abu Dhabi Art special edition) click here
The ADMAF Tribune - Spring 2016 (Abu Dhabi Festival edition 1) click here
The ADMAF Tribune - Spring 2016 (Abu Dhabi Festival edition 2) click here
The ADMAF Tribune - Winter 2015 (Abu Dhabi Art special edition) click here
The ADMAF Tribune - Spring 2015 (Abu Dhabi Festival edition 1) click here
The ADMAF Tribune - Spring 2015 (Abu Dhabi Festival edition 2) click here
The ADMAF Tribune - Winter 2014 (Abu Dhabi Art special edition) click here
The ADMAF Tribune - Spring 2014 (Abu Dhabi Festival edition 1) click here
The ADMAF Tribune - Spring 2014 (Abu Dhabi Festival edition 2) click here
The ADMAF Tribune - Autumn 2013 click here
The ADMAF Tribune - Winter 2012 (Abu Dhabi Art special edition) click here
The ADMAF Tribune - Winter 2012 click here