Media Partnership: Art Dubai 2021 is set to open its doors later this month in an entirely new venue, announcing plans to welcome visitors into its purpose-built venue at the Gate Building in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Set to take place from 29 March to 3 April 2021, the art fair “will operate at the highest COVID-19 safety protocols”, it says. In addition to the standard procedures, Art Dubai will be open for an extra day and for longer hours to allow for more visitors to access the fair while still implementing the laws for limited capacity. The launch of its Art Dubai App will also allow visitors to book dedicated time slots in advance to guarantee entry.
“We understand culture as a priority and a necessity, even more so after this long pandemic,” says Art Dubai’s artistic director, Pablo del Val.
“Our ability to understand the world and connect with it without the filters of a computer screen is more imperative than ever. This edition of Art Dubai invites us to do precisely that, to recover our senses and reactivate them through art.”
This year’s edition of Art Dubai will feature 50 Contemporary and Modern galleries from 31 countries. In addition to viewing a diverse selection of artworks, visitors will also gain access to a curated sculpture park featuring large-scale installations, including works by eight artists such as Emirati Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim and Hussain Sharif.
As part of this year’s curatorial projects, Art Dubai will also present a Film Programme comprising a number of short films. Screening stations placed along DIFC’s Gate Avenue will feature single-channel films produced by over 20 regional and international artists, each thematically categorised to curate a specific experience for the viewer, including: Nature, Journeys, Dystopias, Conversations, Performances and Animations, among others.
The new Art Dubai App will also allow visitors to stay up-to-date with the latest news and announcements, explore the exhibiting galleries and artworks, view the full programme of exhibitions and cultural events happenings in galleries and public spaces across the UAE. From family-focused activities to cutting-edge, dynamic programming, a diverse array of activations will take place during the week of Art Dubai.
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