- Art Dubai 2019 will see the launch of a new gallery section, entitled Bawwaba
- Art Dubai Modern will move into the Contemporary gallery halls, allowing a more cohesive reading of the region’s art history
- The second edition of the fair’s Residents programme will focus on art and artists from Latin America
The sixth iteration of Art Dubai Modern will move from its long-time position in the Mina A’Salam hotel into the Contemporary halls, allowing a more cohesive reading of the region’s art history. A unique platform for Modern art from the region, Art Dubai’s Modern section features works by 20th century masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, with presentations dedicated to a particular period or thematic dialogue.
Art Dubai 2019 will also see the launch of a new gallery section entitled Bawwaba (meaning gateway in Arabic), located within the Contemporary gallery halls. The section will feature 10 presentations by individual artists from, based in, or focused on the Middle East, Africa, Central and South Asia as well as Latin America.
The upcoming edition of Residents will move from its initial location between the two Contemporary gallery halls to Mina A’Salam, and will focus on Latin America. This upcoming edition Residents will be co-curated by Art Dubai’s Artistic Director Pablo del Val, alongside a dedicated curator. A programme-cum-gallery section, Residents offers artists the opportunity to come to the UAE for a 4-6-week residency, producing work which will be presented by the artists’ respective galleries at the fair.