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Art Dubai’s 13th Edition Closes

The highly successful art fair introduced new concepts.

Ayyam Gallery, Dubai

The 13th Edition of Art Dubai, which came to a close on March 25, 2019, continued to redefine what an art fair can be. With a new layout, redesigned content, and an extensive program of internationally renowned trans-disciplinary artists and professionals, Art Dubai reaffirmed its position as the art fair for the Global South.

In addition to hosting a record number of international institutions, art professionals and collectors, Art Dubai recorded a record number of visitors with galleries reporting strong sales.

Art Dubai 2019 showcased 92 galleries from 42 countries, displaying 500 artists from 80 nationalities across four gallery sections: Art Dubai Contemporary, Art Dubai Modern, Bawwaba and Residents.

Art Dubai Modern, the only platform in the world dedicated to museum-quality works by 20th Century Modern masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, was presented for the first time alongside Art Dubai Contemporary, giving context to the historical narrative being played out across the booths.

Among other outstanding new features at Art Dubai 2019 were:

  1. Bawwaba (gateway in Arabic), featured presentations from ten Latin American artists.
  2. UAE Now, spotlighted local independent artist-run platforms and subcultures
  3. Ithra Art Prize exhibition, designed to support and promote emerging Saudi contemporary artists.
  4. Curators Ideas Exchange Programme, strengthened and encouraged the region’s visibility among representatives of the international art world.
Wadi Finan Art Gallery
Sfeir Semler Gallery
Piero Atchugarry Gallery
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery
Gallery One (Ramallah)
Experimenter (Kolkata)
Custot Gallery Dubai
Artist Hamra Abbas, represented by Canvas Gallery

Art Dubai will return to Madinat Jumeirah from March 18-21, 2020.

Courtesy: Photo Solutions

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