Aiguierre, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Aiguierre, 2013
Aiguierre, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Bouteille, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Bouteille, 2013
Bouteille, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Bassin, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Bassin, 2013
Bassin, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Casque, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Casque, 2013
Casque, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Chandelier, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Chandelier, 2013
Chandelier, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Carreaux, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Carreaux, 2013
Carreaux, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Chandelier_II, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Chandelier_II, 2013
Chandelier_II, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Chapiteau_II, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Chapiteau_II, 2013
Chapiteau_II, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Chandelier_III, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Chandelier_III, 2013
Chandelier_III, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Chapiteau, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Chapiteau, 2013
Chapiteau, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Coupe, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Coupe, 2013
Coupe, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Coupe_II, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Coupe_II, 2013
Coupe_II, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Cruche, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Cruche, 2013
Cruche, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Element, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Element, 2013
Element, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Element_II, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Element_II, 2013
Element_II, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Fragment, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Fragment, 2013
Fragment, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Lampe, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Lampe, 2013
Lampe, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Fragment_II, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Fragment_II, 2013
Fragment_II, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Homme, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Homme, 2013
Homme, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Panneau, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Panneau, 2013
Panneau, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Of the nearly 18,000 objects held in the Louvre’s newly established Département des Arts de l’Islam, 294 will be loaned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi sometime between 2016 and 2046.

Of the 294 objects, the following 28 will be affected by the journey in ways that historians, curators, and conservators could not have anticipated nor predicted.

While no one will doubt the subsequent changes, the nature and reason of their onset will be contested. Many will attribute them to the weather, asserting that the “corrosion” began soon after the exquisitely crafted, climate-controlled crates were opened in the Arabian Desert. Others will insist they are immaterial and psychological, expressed only in the dreams and psychological disorders of non citizens working in the Emirate. And a few, the rare few, will speculate that they are aesthetic and came into view only once, in the enclosed 28 photographs produced by an artist during her Emirati-sponsored visit to the museum in 2026.

Plat, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Plat, 2013
Plat, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Plateau, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Plateau, 2013
Plateau, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Plats de reliure, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Plats de reliure, 2013
Plats de reliure, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Reliure, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Reliure, 2013
Reliure, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Relief, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Relief, 2013
Relief, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Repose, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Repose, 2013
Repose, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Vase, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Vase, 2013
Vase, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Tete, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Tete, 2013
Tete, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 17.8 x 25.4 cm