Elif Uras, Venus Niche, 2016. Courtesy the Artist and Galerist.
The fair's 12th edition returns with a larger and diversified edition with 78 galleries from 42 countries. Art Dubai's blog looks at solo and duo-artist presentations that focuses on women artists, African art, sculpture, and pieces that highlight social engagement.
As part of Khaleeji artistic collective GCC's installation at The Room, a series of daily performances and after-parties will take place during the course of the fair. Under the title of GCC After Dark, local and international DJs, such as Venus X, Total Freedom, and TELFAR, are set to perform into the night.
Through her interactive workshops tailored to children and adolescents, the Japanese-Australian artist Hiromi Tango will lead The Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program. Entitled Healing Garden, Tango's workshops will invite children to thoughtfully create a nurturing environment inspired by local plants and flowers.
Julius Baer will be unveiling an intimate exhibition of textile-based installations by Swiss-Egyptian artist Karim Noureldin, whose works will be displayed at Art Dubai. We interviewed Noureldin, who shared the inspiration and vision behind the commissioned works.
The second edition of the Modern Symposium will return with a 3-day series of fascinating talks and discussions, led by international scholars, curators and patrons, about the trajectories and artistic practices of regional modernists.
Gain access to the highlight event of the region's cultural calendar, taking place from 22 to 24 March, and discover more than 500 artists showcasing their work through 105 participating galleries, alongside a daily programme of talks, performances, tours and workshops.