Macron y su esposa participaron en la inauguración del Louvre de Abu Dabi (fotos)

French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (C-L) speak with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (R) and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017.   Picture taken November 8, 2017.   REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
El presidente de Francia, Emmanuel Macron y su esposa  Brigitte Macron  REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool

 

El presidente francés, Emmanuel Macron, participó en la inauguración oficial del Museo del Louvre de Abu Dabi, en la capital de Emiratos Árabes Unidos, donde destacó que este importante centro de la cultura y las artes que surge en el desierto es “un mensaje contra todos los oscurantismos”.

“En el momento de la apertura del Louvre de Abu Dhabi, recuerdo una frase que podría definir lo que hoy nos une: ‘la belleza salvará el mundo’, de Dostoievski”, dijo Macron, que llegó a Abu Dabi pocas horas antes de la ceremonia.

“Este Louvre del desierto y de la luz es un mensaje enviado contra todos los oscurantismos”, añadió el presidente galo, el cual agregó que también representa la voluntad de unir las culturas de Oriente y Occidente.

“De manera irreductible nuestras religiones están relacionadas y el que quiera hacer creer, esté donde esté en el mundo, que el islam se construye destruyendo los otros monoteísmos, es un mentiroso y os traiciona”, declaró Macron.

En un podio rodeado de agua, donde se sentaron las autoridades emiratíes y los invitados extranjeros, intervino también el vicepresidente emiratí, Mohamed bin Rashid al Maktum, el cual aseguró que “el Louvre de Abu Dhabi es un orgullo cultural y unirá el este con el oeste”.

Asimismo, el museo servirá para “luchar contra la oscuridad, la ignorancia y el extremismo intelectual a través de las artes y la belleza artística”, según Al Maktum que, junto a otros representantes del Gobierno, recibió a los mandatarios llegados para la ocasión, como el rey Mohamed VI de Marruecos y el presidente afgano, Ashraf Gani.

Después de los discursos de apertura, se celebró un concierto en el amplio y moderno auditorio de color blanco, en el cual se fusionó la música clásica con ritmos árabes para el deleite de centenares de asistentes que pudieron presenciar a la esperada inauguración.

A partir del próximo 11 de noviembre, el gran público podrá visitar el museo, que custodia una colección de 600 obras de arte, la mitad de su propiedad y el resto cedidas por 13 grandes museos de Francia, incluido el propio Louvre.

Para ello, Abu Dabi tendrá que abonar 647 millones de euros (749 millones de dólares) para contar con gerentes galos que supervisen las 300 obras de arte llegadas desde Francia, además de 453 millones (524 millones de dólares) para poder usar el prestigioso nombre del “Louvre” en los próximos 30 años.

Entre las piezas “estrella” del museo emiratí se encuentra una estatua del rey egipcio Ramsés II (1279-1213 a. c.); la “Cabeza de Buda” (534-550 d. c.); páginas del “Corán Azul” (880 d. c), un autorretrato de Vincent Van Gogh” (1887 d. c) o “La fuente de luz” de Ai Weiwei” (2016).

Las obras de arte han sido dispuestas para presentar un viaje cronológico desde la prehistoria hasta la actualidad en doce capítulos, a través de galerías reunidas bajo una cúpula de 180 metros y 7.500 toneladas, que representa frondosas palmeras.

A la sombra de este tejado, el edificio diseñado por el arquitecto francés Jean Nouvel se inspira en la tradición y la cultura de Emiratos, combinando el color blanco, las formas geométricas árabes y la estrechez de las calles de los zocos.

El proyecto del museo, desarrollado por la constructora española Sanjose junto con las empresas Arabtec y Oger Abu Dhabi LLC, contó con un presupuesto inicial de 570 millones de euros y busca convertirse en una de las principales atracciones no sólo de Emiratos sino de todo Oriente Medio.

El Louvre de Abu Dabi, que comenzó a forjarse en el año 2008, surge en la isla de Sadiyat, en el llamado Distrito Cultural, donde también está prevista la construcción de un museo Guggenheim.

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An image depicting the roof of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is projected on the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Una imagen del museo Abu Dbi se proyecta en el Louvre de Paris, France, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
An image depicting the roof of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is projected on the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron look at a piece of art as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
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Brigitte Macron stands as French President Emmanuel Macron (L) speaks with Moroccan King Mohammed VI during the visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE,November 8, 2017 REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
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French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (C-L) speak with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (C-L) speak with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (2ndL), President-Director of the Louvre Museum, Jean-Luc Martinez (3rdL) French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) look at a piece of art as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (2ndL), President-Director of the Louvre Museum, Jean-Luc Martinez (3rdL) French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) look at a piece of art as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndL) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) look at a piece of art as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Morin/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndL) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) look at a piece of art as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Morin/Pool
(From L-R) Chairman of Abu Dhabi's Tourism and Culture Authority Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak, French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte, and Marie-Christine Saragosse, president of France Medias Monde, visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin
(From L-R) Chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism and Culture Authority Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak, French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte, and Marie-Christine Saragosse, president of France Medias Monde, visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin
Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president, looks at art as she visits the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inaugurationin Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president, looks at art as she visits the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inaugurationin Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
Brigitte Macron (R) reacts as French President Emmanuel Macron and Abu Dhabi's Tourism and Culture Authority, Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak look at art work as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
Brigitte Macron (R) reacts as French President Emmanuel Macron and Abu Dhabi’s Tourism and Culture Authority, Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak look at art work as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
(From R-L) President-Director of the Louvre Museum, Jean-Luc Martinez, Brigitte Macron the wife of the French president, French Architect Jean Nouvel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chairman of Abu Dhabi's Tourism and Culture Authority Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lucovic Marin/Pool
(From R-L) President-Director of the Louvre Museum, Jean-Luc Martinez, Brigitte Macron the wife of the French president, French Architect Jean Nouvel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism and Culture Authority Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lucovic Marin/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron (C), his wife Brigitte (R) and Moroccan King Mohammed VI visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Morin/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron (C), his wife Brigitte (R) and Moroccan King Mohammed VI visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Morin/Pool
(From L-R) Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum pose at the entrance of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
(From L-R) Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum pose at the entrance of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
(From L-R) Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte, Bahrain's King Hamed bin Isa al-Khalifa and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pose for a photo as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabit, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Morin/Pool
(From L-R) Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte, Bahrain’s King Hamed bin Isa al-Khalifa and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pose for a photo as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabit, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Morin/Pool
(From L-R) Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum pose at the entrance of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
(From L-R) Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum pose at the entrance of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndL) and his wife Brigitte Macron react as they look at a piece of art as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndL) and his wife Brigitte Macron react as they look at a piece of art as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
A general view shows part of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum designed by French architect Jean Nouvel during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
A general view shows part of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum designed by French architect Jean Nouvel during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION – TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president and Moroccan King Mohammed VI (L) visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president and Moroccan King Mohammed VI (L) visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
Brigitte Macron the wife of the French president speaks with an official as she visits the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
Brigitte Macron the wife of the French president speaks with an official as she visits the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
(From L to R) Chairman of Abu Dhabi's Tourism and Culture Authority, Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and French President Emmanuel Macron laugh as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
(From L to R) Chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism and Culture Authority, Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and French President Emmanuel Macron laugh as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration in Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool