Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Fwd: Art Dubai | December Newsletter

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SPACE MUSEUM, Taisia Korotkova, 2015, Courtesy of Taisia Korotkova and NK Gallery


Art Dubai 2016 features the largest and most internationally diverse line-up to date—with 94 galleries from 40 countries—exhibiting across three programmes: Contemporary, Modern and Marker. Galleries are presenting rare works by Middle Eastern, African and Asian modern masters through to the world's most notable contemporary artists of today.

Art Dubai Contemporary 2016 includes an exciting selection of 73 galleries, including major European and American galleries exhibiting in the region for the first time, and a particularly strong showing from South and Central Asia, and the Middle East. Several galleries in the Contemporary halls are opting to present ambitious solo or two-person shows.

The full list of contemporary galleries participating in Art Dubai 2016 and further details can be found here.

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Mughal Lady, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, 1950, Courtesy of Grosvenor Gallery


Now in its third year, Art Dubai Modern is the only curated programme of its kind in the world, featuring 16 galleries showing rare works by masters from the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

The 2016 programme was heavily oversubscribed—indicating the increased growth of the market and demand for modern works of the region, and the nurturing role played by this gallery programme. Art Dubai Modern is advised by a committee of eminent art historians including Savita Apte, Catherine David, Kristine Khouri, Nada Shabout and Bisi Silva.

Mashreq Private Banking is the exclusive partner of Art Dubai Modern.

Read the full list of galleries participating in Art Dubai Modern 2016 and more about the Advisory Committee here.

Still from Sophia Al-Maria, A Whale Is A Whale Is A Whale, 2014, Courtesy of The Third Line


Save the date for the opening sessions of the Global Art Forum, taking place in Dubai, January 9, and—for the first time—in London at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) on January 14, before continuing at its home at Art Dubai, March 16-19, 2016.

The tenth Global Art Forum explores the ways in which artists, writers, curators, technologists, historians, musicians and thinkers have imagined—and are shaping—the future.

'The Future Was' is programmed by Shumon Basar as Commissioner, with Amal Khalaf and Uzma Z. Rizvi as Co-directors.

More info on the Global Art Forum here.

Courtesy of Piaget


Continuing its 140-year-long history of Métiers d'Art, Piaget has announced its partnership with Art Dubai 2016.

The Swiss watchmaker-jeweller will curate an exhibition for the fair, showcasing rare pieces from both private-regional and new collections.

For more information, click here.

Still from Monir (2014), directed by Bahman Kiarostami © Leyla Fakhr


Moving Images is an ongoing collaboration between Art Dubai, Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and Sharjah Art Foundation, created to explore the shared space between art and cinema.

This Sunday, as part of DIFF's Film Forum, a special screening of Bahman Kiarostami's MONIR—on the life and work of Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian—is followed by a debate about the representation of artists on screen.

All welcome: Sunday December 13, 2.30-4.30pm
VOX Cinema, Mall of the Emirates

More on Moving Images, this event, and how to buy tickets here.

More on DIFF's Film Forum programme here.


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