Art fair at Dubai
Art Dubai recently announced the gallery line-up for its 2018 edition, as well as the launch of a new section entitled Residents, which will debut at...
Art Dubai recently announced the gallery line-up for its 2018 edition, as well as the launch of a new section entitled Residents, which will debut at the fair next year. With artists from 47 countries, making the fair the largest and most globally diverse to date, Art Dubai will take place March 21-24, 2018 at its home Madinat Jumeirah.
Spread across two gallery halls, Art Dubai Contemporary 2018 will feature 31 galleries in its Solo section – a section focused on solo- and two-artist presentations – and 47 galleries in Collective, which is dedicated to multi-artist shows, with both sections mixed across the two Contemporary halls. Artists Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York, Aspen), Galerie Daniel Templon (Paris, Brussels), Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), Victoria Miro(London, Venice), Gallería Continua amongst others will showcase their works.
This section will feature a record number of 16 galleries exhibiting artists from 14 countries. For the first time, Art Dubai Modern will offer the opportunity to see galleries present tightly curated collective exhibitions, in addition to solo and two-artist shows. Participating galleries will present renowned Modernists from the Middle East such as Gebran Tarazi (1944-2010), represented by Agial Art Gallery (Beirut), prolific Egyptian Post-War artist Abdel Hadi El Gazzar (1925-1966), showcased by Karim Francis Gallery (Cairo), as well as works by Iranian-American artist Manoucher Yektai (b. 1922), shown by Aria Gallery (Tehran).
Residents 2018 will present an intimate selection of nine solo gallery presentations by artists from around the world working across all media. The galleries in this section will be presented in a special exhibition between the two contemporary gallery halls.
The programme aims to support artists by providing a platform to develop their practice and create new work inspired and influenced by their stay in the UAE. Framed within a unique geographical and cultural context, Residents further aims to facilitate exchange and dialogue between artists, local communities and the broader cultural landscape.
During the residency, artists will have the opportunity to engage with the local community, work collaboratively with one another, participate in talks and conduct open studios. Further details around this will be announced soon.