Art Dubai to unveil platform for emerging artists
Dubai, February 24, 2011
Art Dubai is launching Marker, a new platform for experimental art spaces from the Middle East and Asia to showcase projects by emerging artists at the fair this March.
The section is curated by Nav Haq. A connoisseur in curational practices, Nav Haq has been at the heart of the Middle Eastern art market having honed his expertise in such institutions as the Platform Garanti, Istanbul and the Townhouse Gallery, Cairo in addition to being a regular contributor to the renowned international art journals, Yishu and Bidoun.
Marker will include five ‘concept stands’ that each respond to the phenomenon of the art fair as a mirror of contemporary society, and will reflect on the realms of commerce, entertainment, education and aesthetics.
The five art spaces taking part in Marker are: Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (Alexandria), Makan (Amman), Grey Noise (Lahore), Liu Ding’s Store (Beijing) and Ruangrupa (Jakarta). Each organisation will present new projects that have been conceived specifically for Art Dubai.
“Through Marker, Art Dubai aims to champion innovative art spaces and provide exposure and opportunities for the next generation of artists from the Menasa region,” stated Art Dubai fair director Antonia Carver.
“This platform links the dynamic artists projects commissioned by Art Dubai with the gallery halls, and is another point at which international curators and collectors meet the art scenes of the Middle East and Asia.”
Punctuating the gallery halls, these five spaces are literally ‘marked out’ from the other commercial spaces, presenting specific projects that reflect upon the fair.-TradeArabia News Service