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Art Dubai Returns Under The Theme Of ‘Healing, Hope And The Power Of Art In Challenging Times’

Art Dubai has announced the lineup for its latest edition which takes place from 1-3 March.

Feb 22, 2024 | By

This year’s event focuses on themes of healing, hope and the power of art in challenging times

Highlights include the 17th edition of Art Dubai’s flagship summit, the Global Art Forum, examining the relationship between extreme weather and extreme change, organised by Commissioner Shumon Basar and Curator Nadine El-Khoury

Programme highlights will also include major new commissions and premières by internationally renowned artists and the most extensive education, talks and thought-leadership programme of any international art fair.

Since its founding, Art Dubai has been committed to working with institutional and commercial partners to develop new commissioning models and long-term innovative, high-impact cultural programming.

These collaborations place particular emphasis on education and digital technologies, which are cornerstones of Art Dubai’s extensive year-round programming and play a crucial role in shaping the future of Dubai’s cultural infrastructure.

Pablo del Val, Art Dubai’s Artistic Director commented: “Art fairs like Art Dubai have a responsibility to be far more than commercial platforms and Art Dubai continues to play an important institutional role in this region’s cultural ecosystem, supporting artists, scholarship, cultural education and thought-leadership.

“Our programme this year reflects the increasingly diverse and multicultural communities of our home city, providing more opportunities than ever for artists from across the Global South. Dubai is a place of relentless reinvention, possibility and opportunity, and these commercial and institutional partnerships are central to all our activity, supporting our world-class non-commercial programmes.”

Art Dubai’s Executive Director Benedetta Ghione said of the event: “The cultural scene here is maturing rapidly and we are proud of the role we play in engaging and inspiring audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and in supporting the next generation of cultural professionals.”

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