Bollywood Superstars: The first exhibition of Indian cinema

Bollywood Superstars: An exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi
The exhibition runs until the 04th June 2023.

Bollywood Superstars: A short story of Indian cinema is the first exhibition of the year at Louvre Abu Dhabi. It was inaugurated by H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Bollywood Superstars is organised in partnership with Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac and France Muséums. The exhibition showcases the depth and richness of the Indian sub-continent’s art and civilization through its long tradition of image making, and the diversity of the Indian filmmaking industry.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Bollywood Superstars is co-curated by Julien Rousseau, Curator and Head of the Asian Collections at Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, and Hélène Kessous, PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, with the support of Dr. Souraya Noujaim, Director of Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Management at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The exhibition gives you a glimpse into the subcontinent’s rich and diverse filmmaking history, visitors can better understand the myriad of shared roots, common values and cultural connections.

Bollywood Superstars is a tribute to Bollywood and can be enjoyed by both Indian cinema fans and the wider public. It portrays the full richness of Asian traditions and tells the stories that led to the birth of this cinema.

As the world’s leading film producer, India currently produces more than 1,500 films a year in about 20 languages. They are then exported throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Indian pioneers utilised nascent image technologies such as lithograph and photography.

Visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the international success of Bollywood and an appreciation of the diversity of Indian cinematography.

A recorded podcast by the curators of the Bollywood Superstars exhibition will be available for the public on Louvre Abu Dhabi’s website and mobile application.

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