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Art Dubai 2022 is to Welcome Visitors in March
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From 11 to 13 March 2022, Dubai will host the 15th Art Dubai International Contemporary Art Fair, one of the most significant events in the cultural calendar of the Middle East. Founded in 2007, Art Dubai is the leading platform to see and buy modern and contemporary art from the Global South.

The new season will be marked by collaborations with leading art venues in the UAE. The public will be introduced to foundations, artists, curators and non-profit creative platforms from the Global South. As part of the digital project Art Dubai Portrait Exhibitions, you can watch a film series that provides a short perspective into the lives and workspaces of artists connected to the fair through its programming or participating galleries. The series is produced in collaboration with Forward James Filmmakers.

The fair will be featuring over 100 contemporary and modern galleries from over 40 countries across four main gallery sections: Contemporary (77 galleries from 33 countries, with 15 first-time exhibitors), Modern (features presentations by modern artists from the MENASA region), Bawwaba (meaning gateway in Arabic featuring ten solo presentations, including six first-time exhibitors) and a new section Art Dubai Digital (with more than 30 first-time participants).

The 15th edition of the Global Art Forum, commissioned by Shumon Basar, is entitled ‘This is the Picture’ and examines the worlds of digital artefacts and crypto economies. The programme is in dialogue with the new Art Dubai Digital section. It is an annual transdisciplinary summit based in Dubai, which combines original thinking and contemporary themes in an intimate, live environment.

Art Dubai’s Artistic Director Pablo del Val said: “Art Dubai is a truly global fair, and this is reflected in both the quality and geographic spread of the galleries participating in our 2022 edition. That so much of the programme is drawn from the Global South highlights the increased interest in and appetite for collecting non-Western art, the strengthening of the gallery scene beyond the traditional centres of the art world, and the role Art Dubai plays as a platform for the region.”

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