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Art Dubai 2021: convergence of global creative expressions

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2021 | 12:12 AM
People visit Perrotin gallery of the 14th edition of Art Dubai at Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC.
People visit Perrotin gallery of the 14th edition of Art Dubai at Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC.
A gallery employee works in front of Angeles Agrela paintings at the 14th edition of Art Dubai at Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC.
A gallery employee works in front of Angeles Agrela paintings at the 14th edition of Art Dubai at Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC.
People visit Saudi artist Rashed Al Shashai’s work titled Brand 14, Light Boxes, Plastic Cases, at the 14th edition of Art Dubai at Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, which features 50 galleries from 31 countries with a focus on modern and conte
People visit Saudi artist Rashed Al Shashai’s work titled Brand 14, Light Boxes, Plastic Cases, at the 14th edition of Art Dubai at Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, which features 50 galleries from 31 countries with a focus on modern and contemporary art, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Middle East’s leading art fair, Art Dubai, launched its 14th edition of the iconic Gate Building in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Art Dubai runs from March 29 to April 3.

Featuring 50 leading contemporary and modern galleries from 31 countries, visitors to Art Dubai 2021 can discover a diverse selection of artworks, artists and practices, reflecting the multicultural identity of the city along with a curated sculpture park with large-scale installations, highlighting works by eight artists including Emirati Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim and Hussain Sharif.

As part of this year’s curatorial projects, Art Dubai will also present a Film Programme comprised of various short films. Screening stations placed along DIFC’s Gate Avenue will feature single-channel films produced by 20+ regional and international artists, each thematically categorised to curate a specific experience for the viewer, including: Nature, Journeys, Dystopias, Conversations, Performances and Animations, among others.

ART AS PRIORITY AND NECESSITY

Art Dubai’s Artistic Director, Pablo del Val, said: “We understand culture as a priority and a necessity, even more so after this long pandemic. Our ability to understand the world and connect with it without the filters of a computer screen is more imperative than ever. This edition of Art Dubai invites us to do precisely that, to recover our senses and reactivate them through art.”

The organisers of Art Dubai informed that an App will also allow visitors to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, explore the exhibiting galleries and artworks, view the full programme of exhibitions and cultural events happenings in galleries and public spaces across the United Arab Emirates.

Visit artdubai.ae and follow @artdubai | #ArtDubai2021 on social media for updates.