Older Than Love: Martina Zanin

16 November - 5 December 2021

Fann Á Porter and The Workshop Dubai in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Abu Dhabi are pleased to announce Older Than Love, an exhibition by celebrated Italian photographer Martina Zanin presented by Cantica21 - Italian Contemporary Art Everywhere. Older Than Love is a thought-provoking multimedia art installation that invites visitors to a cultural discourse between Italy and the UAE. 

The work is based on memory, emotions, and artist Martina Zanin’s personal archives that provide metaphorical and poetic expressions when comparing man and falcon.  Alongside this exhibition are works by Emirati artist Fatma Lootah which offer a unified narrative from the Emirati perspective. Both pay direct homage to falconry, a foundational part of UAE’s heritage and culture, featuring engaging audios, videos and photographs.
Older Than Love  by Martina Zanin is among the 45 se­lected projects by Cantica21. Italian Contemporary Art Everywhere, an initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MA­ECI) – General Directorate for the Promotion of the Country System and by the Ministry of Culture (MiC) – General Directorate for Contemporary Creativities, to promote Italian contemporary art around the world. The work is on loan from the permanent collection of the Fondazione Modena Arti Visive in Modena, Italy.