Art Dubai unveil full programme for its eighth edition

Art Dubai unveil full programme for its eighth edition

Taking place March 19-22

Image: Art Dubai

With works from over 500 artists, a Global Art Forum, a new 'Modern' gallery programme, and much more, Art Dubai promise an impressive fair line-up

Art Dubai has revealed details of its full programme for the upcoming fair taking place from March 19-22 at Madinat Jumeirah.

Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai, Art Dubai is run in partnership with The Abraaj Group and is sponsored by Cartier and Emaar.

For its eighth year, the leading art fair is set to feature 85 galleries from across 34 counties, with works by more than 500 artists. The galleries will be presented in three distinct programmes: Contemporary, Marker and Modern - the latter making its debut appearance at this year's fair.

Modern, the new gallery programme, will focus on Middle Eastern and South Asian contemporary art. Each gallery booth is set to present a solo or two-person show by artists such as Rasheed Araeen, Michel Basbous, and many more.

The fair will also feature commissioned site-specific works for Art Dubai Projects; a five-day Global Art Forum conference; an exhibition by the winners of The Abraaj Group Art Prize; film and video screenings; a live radio station; as well as a range of tours, book launches, talks and much more.

In a press conference held yesterday, Antonia Carver, Art Dubai Fair Director revealed:  "Our roots are firmly grounded in the UAE arts scene and we believe this year's fair reflects Dubai's identity as a major cultural city, alongside its role as a hub for trade, finance and transport. Art Dubai's growth has been organic and supported by a highly motivated audience of artists, curators, gallerists, patrons and enthusiasts. We're aiming to welcome even more visitors than the 25,000 that walked through the doors in 2013."

Art Dubai runs from March 19-22 at Madinat Jumeirah. For more information visit Art Dubai.


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