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1819 composer Jacques Offenbach was born in Cologne, France
1887 German Dada artist and poet Kurt Schwitters was born in Hannover.
1890 Italian painter Giorgio Morandi was born.
Meaning "a place that provides enlightenment" in Arabic, Manarat Al Saadiyat is a purpose-built 15,400 sqm visitors' and exhibition centre, designed to showcase Saadiyat Island's exciting projects and host art exhibitions from around the world. Located on Saadiyat Island, this exciting artistic venue will house international exhibitions from around the world, and will encompass three major galleries, a central events gallery, sales centre, 250-seat theatre, and restaurant. The first phase of the building that included Arts Abu Dhabi Gallery opened to the public in November 2009.
Traffic is dedicated to the development of contemporary art and ideas. Through its varied initiatives it aims to increase understanding and appreciation for art within the national and global audiences it serves. It does so by providing a venue for constant learning and experimentation, holding stimulating exhibitions that push the boundaries of curatorial practice in the Middle East, and providing a platform for dialogue and education.
Traffic combines commercial gallery shows with public programming, and is the permanent home of The Farook Collection which spans over 200 works. The gallery's curatorial direction mixes art genres: International with Middle Eastern, traditional with street art, and fine art with new media, while focusing on works that address social issues and comment on world affairs. The multi-purpose space in the heart of Al Quoz houses two galleries for the exhibition of commercial as well as collector’s shows, and a store dedicated to art books and prints. It serves as a platform for both emerging and established artists, and encourages further dialogue through a varied program of film screenings and talks. Its overall aim lies in expanding public appreciation of contemporary art and facilitating a more sustainable arts community in the region.