Art Dubai 17th Edition Programs and Partnerships

Art Dubai unveils its 17th edition, running from March 1 to 3, 2024, at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, with previews on February 28 and 29. The event will feature: new commissioned performances exploring themes of healing and hope, the Global Art Forum, examining the link between extreme weather and change, extensive talks program, including Modern and Collector Talks in partnership with Dubai Collection., A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme, launching at the fair before expanding to schools and the Premiere of ‘Heart Space’, a digital commission by Krista Kim, presented by Julius Baer.

Global Art Forum 17 – Whether or Not

The fair reinforces its position as a hub for the Global South’s creative communities with expanded collaborations and a focus on supporting local ecosystems through major commissions and educational initiatives. Art Dubai continues its commitment to innovative cultural programming, emphasising education, digital technologies, and addressing contemporary issues.

Pablo del Val, Artistic Director of Art Dubai, emphasises that the fair’s role beyond commercial endeavours, supporting artists, cultural education, and thought leadership. Benedetta Ghione, Executive Director, highlights the organisation’s dedication to nurturing Dubai’s cultural and creative landscape, engaging diverse audiences, and fostering the next generation of cultural professionals.

Heart Space by Krista Kim for Julius Baer at Art Dubai 2024

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the fair is held in partnership with A.R.M. Holding, sponsored by Julius Baer, and features Piaget as the exclusive high jewelry and watch partner. Culturally driven lifestyle developer HUNA and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority are strategic partners.

The fair’s extensive thought leadership program, including the Global Art Forum and Modern and Collector Talks, explores pressing issues such as extreme weather and the impact of Soviet geopolitics on modern art. Art Dubai’s commitment to education is evident in its A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme, which reaches over 15,000 students, and Campus Art Dubai for emerging talent. New commissions, including performances and films focusing on hope and community, complement the fair’s gallery section, Bawwaba. Julius Baer presents ‘Heart Space’ by Krista Kim, offering an immersive experience connecting visitors through heartbeat visualisation. Piaget debuts ‘The House of Gold,’ showcasing luxury jewelry and watches alongside commissioned artworks and workshops.

Sahil Naik in his Goa studio, 2023. Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter.jpeg

About Art Dubai

Art Dubai stands as the primary platform for acquiring modern and contemporary art from the Global South. Featuring diverse sections like Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba, and Digital galleries, along with artist commissions and a thought leadership program, the fair elevates artists and narratives beyond Western-centric perspectives. Managed by The Art Dubai Group, a public/private partnership established in 2007, the organization orchestrates leading art and design events, fostering global connections and contributing to the local creative economy’s growth. With over 30 initiatives, including Art Dubai, Downtown Design, Dubai Design Week, and Prototypes for Humanity, the group aims to build impactful global ecosystems.

Location: Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Date: March 1 to 3, 2024

Caption featured image: Global Art Forum 17 – Whether or Not

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