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The Abu Dhabi Louvre is a reminder of space and its conversations with art

Abu Dhabi Louvre
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Visitors at Louvre Abu Dhabi after it was thrown open to the public last month

Kishore Singh
Two recent openings, in deserts separated by geographies but linked by architecture, have given us pause for thought on the relationship between art and the space in which it is housed. It is an affiliation that has always existed, but in recent times it is breaking barriers in ways we had hardly imagined. Last week, the Rajasthan chief minister inaugurated an unusual Sculpture Park at Nahargarh’s Madhavendra Palace in Jaipur, and when a curator-friend I respect called it “stupendous”, I knew a great idea had taken root.

The Sculpture Park is extraordinary on many counts. In a medieval fort palace,

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First Published: Dec 15 2017 | 11:35 PM IST

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