Coinciding with the eighth edition of Art Dubai, the Middle Eastern city is getting ready with its new role as a cultural capital with a rich calendar of events and exhibitions involving the institutions and galleries in the region.
Again this year the galleries of the Emirates will compete with European ones, more and more each year, eager to get in touch with collectors in the region.
85 galleries from 34 countries will take part in the fair hosted at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai from 19 to 22 March, with a special focus on the art of Central Asia and the Caucasus in the section entitled Marker. New this year is a section that caters to modern art, with 11 galleries presenting solo show of these Masters.
In the main section of contemporary, international galleries such as Galerie Chantal Crousel, Gladstone Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, Victoria Miro. From Italy, Laura Bulian Gallery with artists Atabekov Said, Elisabetta Di Maggio, Alimjan Jorobaev, Taus Makhacheva, Marat Raiymkulov, Yelena & Viktor Vorobyev, Galleria Continua with a selection of Asian artists together in Italian as Giovanni Ozzola and Michelangelo Pistoletto; Gallery Marie-Laure Fleisch with Rebecca Horn and Jorinde Voigt, Giacomo Guidi Contemporary Art by John Piacenza, Galleria Franco Noero with Italians Lara Favaretto and Francesco Vezzoli with Tom Burr, Gabriel Kuri and many others.
Art Dubai is included into the wider Art Week, which returns for the third year to promote cultural activities in the region, involving centers as Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Doha. Among them, an event entirely dedicated to design, Design Days Dubai, the only in the Asian area dedicated to furnishing, and Galleries Night, with over 40 openings and museum exhibitions in the galleries.
Art Dubai Projects involves 12 artists invited to create installations, performances, videos, and research projects for the public to interact with the fair, curated by Fawz Kabra.