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World Art Dubai returns for its second edition with
a range of diverse and affordable contemporary art.

World Art Dubai to feature 140 galleries

DUBAI, March 20, 2016

The second edition of World Art Dubai, a major event for the booming Middle East contemporary art scene, will present its unique selection of over 140 international galleries and artists when it opens next month in Dubai, UAE.

The much awaited show will run from April 6 to 9 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Art work available throughout the fair will range from $100 to $10,000.

The fair focuses on bringing unique and affordable contemporary art to Dubai, underlining the emirate’s strengthening prominence as a dedicated art advocate. Its thriving art scene generated impressive turnover at $4 million last year, placing Dubai among the 20 leading art marketplaces for contemporary art worldwide.

Galleries featured at World Art Dubai 2016 include Galerie Mecanica, France; Japan Promotion, Japan; In and Out Art, South Korea; Nina Torres Fine Art, USA; and Signet Contemporary Art, UK.

“World Art Dubai is of crucial importance for us. We have been following the news and events taking place on the Dubai art scene with a huge admiration as it is where East meets West and the art market is growing at a phenomenal speed,” said Aleksandra Lis, art director of In and Out Art, South Korea.

In and Out Art will bring to the exhibition more than 30 pieces of artwork, including paintings and sculptures of emerging and established contemporary artists from Asia and Europe priced between $3,000 to $6,000.

Lis added: “Our art brings beauty, joy, colours and happiness to the stylish audience in Dubai. We hope that visitors will laugh when they see our Barcode Zebra Paintings by KY Huang and silver etched aluminium chess knight sculptures by Andrew Huang from Korea as well as urban paintings by Miguel Angel Iglesias Fernandez from Spain.”

Returning to the exhibition for the second time, Valeriy Kirsanov, representing his own gallery in Switzerland, also sees Dubai as a thriving and internationally-recognised hub for contemporary art.

“The perception of art in the Middle East is much more vivid and sharp than in the rest of the world and World Art Dubai is one of the leading art fairs for affordable art globally. In Europe, where I live, everyone knows of it,” he said.

Kirsanov’s exhibition will feature unique photographs adorned with citations from the instructions on the survival after a nuclear attack.

“We strongly believe that art is for everyone and a large platform like World Art Dubai, where art comes together from every part of the world, allows people to find their special piece of art and own it. This event makes a perfect point of connection for artists and buyers.”

Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC, said: “The impressive number of galleries flying into the UAE for World Art Dubai underscores our commitment to delivering a truly global art fair in the heart of the Middle East.”

“The demand for affordable, contemporary art in this region continues to rise and feedback from our participating galleries tells us that this is one of the most lucrative markets in the world.  We want all visitors to the fair to have the opportunity to view and fall in love with art pieces they can afford and take home,” she added. – TradeArabia News Service




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