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12 December 2008

ADCB sponsors Artparis-Abu Dhabi 2008

Abu Dhabi, 12 Nov 2008: Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank declared its Golden Sponsorship to Artparis-Abu Dhabi 2008, the international fair for modern and contemporary art to be held in the Emirates Palace Hotel during the period 8-12 November 2008.

Mr. Eirvin Knox, CEO of ADCB stated “Driven by our belief in the importance of our responsibility towards the community we serve, ADCB have decided to extend our support and sponsorship to Artparis-Abu Dhabi, organized by Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage. In ADCB, we endeavor to contribute towards raising the cultural awareness level by cooperation with the cultural and artistic organizations, supporting the openness to different cultures and arts in the world and enabling Arab artists to interact with international artists.”

“Abu Dhabi is currently experiencing an artistic renaissance and is emerging as a recognized cultural destination, thus, in support of the spirit of art in Abu Dhabi we strive to uphold the cultural and artistic activities and events taking place in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi,” cocluded the CEO.

Artparis-Abu Dhabi represents a great opportunity to expose the participating artists to international audience. The fair comprises 58 art galleries, eight of which present the work of young artists and are being sponsored by ADCB to support artistic activities serving and encouraging youth to accomplish their ambitions. The fair will also include 3300 artwork pieces characterizing all modern and contemporary art schools of painting, sculptures and photography and 58 modern and contemporary art galleries.

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