80 exhibitions to feature at Dubai art event
Dubai, March 16, 2010
More than 80 separate exhibitions will be presented by leading international galleries and institutions featuring over 500 artists, gallerists, curators and collectors at a major contemporary art event in Dubai.
The fourth edition of Art Dubai, which will also feature installations, performances, workshops, talks and screenings, will be open to the public from March 17 to 20 at Madinat Jumeirah.
Art Dubai’s organisers are anticipating a substantial increase in its 2009 attendance figure of more than 14,000 visitors, reflecting the growing enthusiasm in the arts from all sectors of the local community, as well as a worldwide international following.
“Art Dubai is the tangible representation of the value that cultural investment and development bring to emerging economies such as Dubai,” said Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer, governor, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), organisers of the show.
“Art Dubai 2010 is a Middle East-born success story that appeals to, informs and entertains the broadest demographic range,” he added.
John Martin, director and co-founder of Art Dubai, said: “For four days, Art Dubai showcases the very best of what the Middle East and wider global market have to offer in terms of contemporary art.”
“It is a snapshot of the growing importance of the region as an arts hub and a key international platform for artists, curators, galleries and for collectors to discover the rising stars of tomorrow’s art world.”
“We have deliberately chosen a programming mix that will present an exciting diversity of contemporary art from around the world to appeal to new audiences whilst stimulating a creative environment and new discoveries for experienced art professionals,” Martin added.
Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at Dh50 ($13.60) each and entry for children 12 and under is free, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service