Art Dubai @Madinat Jumeirah 20 – 23 March 2019
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Art Dubai, the world’s most internationally diverse art fair, returns for its 13th edition with its most extensive programme to date.
This edition runs from March 20-23 at Madinat Jumeirah.
Pablo del Val, Artistic Director said: “Art Dubai continues to develop original content to redefine what an art fair can be and contribute to the UAE and wider region’s cultural landscape. ”
The most global and diverse of art fairs, Art Dubai 2019 welcomes more than 500 artists representing 80 nationalities across its gallery sections:
Art Dubai Contemporary (59 galleries from 34 countries).
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).
New gallery Bawwaba, (meaning gateway in Arabic): curated by French Cameroonian Élise Atangana, featuring ten solo presentations from artists from, based in, and/or focused on projects about Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Central and South Asia, which resonate deeply with narratives around colonisation histories and contemporary experiences.
Residents: unique annual residency programme – presents a focus on Latin America; 12 artists from the continent’s leading galleries were invited to the UAE for a 4-8 week residency, to immerse themselves in the local scene and produce new work for the fair.
UAE NOW, a new segment curated by Abu Dhabi-based Munira Al Sayegh exploring the country’s emerging independent local artist-run platforms and putting the spotlight on youth and independent home-grown subcultures; features five platforms showcasing their respective initiatives, with a daily programme of talks, workshops, and performance open to all visitors.
Art Dubai’s talks programme includes the 13th edition of Global Art Forumthat unites a diverse cast of speakers to examine the theme “School is a Factory?”; whilst Modern Symposium, under the title of “Cultural Hubs of Modernism”, attempts to map out the cultural shifts and trends instigated by modernity in four key cities in the region during the 20th century – Baghdad, Beirut, Dakar and Lahore – in a new ‘masterclass’ format.
Special exhibitions including ‘Tolerance, Has History’, an exhibition of rare photography from the Private Collection of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, which presents a compelling visual narrative of the region in the 1960s and 1970s, and Campus Art Dubai’s group show, “Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Contemporary Art in the City”.
Art Dubai is held at Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim,
Public opening hours
Thursday, March 21, 2-9:30pm
Friday, March 22, 12-9:30pm
Saturday, March 23, 12-6:30pm
The full programme of talks, family programming, performance and more is here.