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Winners of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize to Unveil their Artworks at Art Dubai 2010

DUBAI.- The anticipated artworks of the 2010 Abraaj Capital Art Prize winners will be unveiled at Art Dubai on Tuesday 16th March. Since being awarded the prize in September, the artists – Kader Attia, Marwan Sahmarani and Hala Elkoussy – and their curators have worked tirelessly in secret to turn their ambitious proposals into reality. These works-of-art represent a new stage of evolution for these artists and the MENASA region where they are from.(Middle East, North Africa and South Asia). In each of their works, the three artists and their respective curators – Jelle Bouwhuis, Laurie Ann Farrel and Mahita El Bacha Urieta – examine a particular theme that is specific to their experience living in the MENASA region but that also has universal application. The Abraaj Capital Art Prize, which is globally unique in that its awards are giving on the basis of proposals rather than completed works, is now in i