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A new palette: Art Dubai 2019

7 artworks from galleries presenting at the world-renowned fair.

Hamra Abbas, Please Do Not Step - Loss of the Magnificent Story, 2017 (Bawwaba). Courtesy of the artist

id is already making plans to visit Art Dubai, the world’s most internationally diverse art fair.  They have already announced a full list of participating galleries, as well as details on the new gallery hall layout and programme for its 2019 edition. Showcasing +90 galleries from 41 countries, the fair (20-23 March) will reconfirm Dubai’s position as a global meeting point for the arts.

The art fair’s new structure includes four main sections complementing each other, which will offer visitors greater access and deeper engagement with artists and galleries from non-Western geographies.

The new format positions the Contemporary section as the core section of the fair, with Modern presented alongside the Contemporary galleries, enabling an elevated understanding of the region’s art history. The inaugural Bawwaba gallery section, taking its title from the Arabic word for ‘gateway’, focuses on different geographies and viewpoints from new markets and features solo presentations of works produced specifically for the fair. The programme-cum-gallery section Residents, a project inviting international artists for a 6-8 week residency in the UAE to produce new work and immerse themselves in the local art scene, will see its second edition in 2019 and will specifically focus on Latin America.

Continuing the fair’s commitment to supporting the development of the local art scene, Art Dubai will dedicate a new section in the fair to showcase young, local projects from the fields of art, culture and creativity in the UAE, as well as produce an exhibition by the artists participating in Campus Art Dubai 7.0 programme.

Stay tuned to identity.ae in the coming months for more detailed information…


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