Lest We Forget exhibition extended

 Visitors engage with displays during the opening of Lest We Forget - Emirati Adornment: Tangible & Intangible. Image courtesy of TCA Abu Dhabi

Visitors engage with displays during the opening of Lest We Forget - Emirati Adornment: Tangible & Intangible. Image courtesy of TCA Abu Dhabi

Lest We Forget – Emirati Adornment: Tangible & Intangible, an exhibition exploring Emirati culture through tangible elements such as clothing, jewellery and weapons and intangible elements such as perfume and cosmetics has been extended. The show is installed at Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi and contains personal objects of adornment shared by Emirati contributors along with memories, reflections and works of art that these objects inspire. Bridging the gap between past and current generations, the exhibition features both historical and contemporary examples and practices. It also acknowledges ‘intangible’ cultural heritage: the creative spirit, knowledge, skills and aesthetic sensibilities that are passed down from one generation to the next.

Supported by the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, ‘Lest We Forget’ seeks to document Emirati vernacular heritage and cultural identity and share it through exhibitions and publications. 

  • Lest We Forget: Emirati Adornment will run until 24 September, 2017. www.warehouse421.ae