The 2017 film programme was an extension of the non-commercial leg of the fair and presented films by artists and participants who were already involved in the 2017 programme, including Art Dubai Fellowship, Global Art Forum, AGAP and The Room.
Art Dubai Film also included a tribute to Abbas Kiarostami, which was part of Moving Images, a partnership between Dubai International Film Festival, Sharjah Art Foundation and Art Dubai, dedicated to artists’ films and filmmakers’ art in the Arab world.
Art Dubai Cinema
Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Giffard [Hovde], Christo’s Valley Curtain, 1974, 28 mins
Christo was a 2017 Global Art Forum guest speaker
Sarah Abu Abdallah, The Salad Zone, 2013, 21 mins, 25 secs, Courtesy of the Artist
Sarah Abu Abdallah was one of the Abraaj Group Art Prize 2017 Shortlisted Artists
Panos Aprahamian, Yabandjo (Stranger), 2016, 28 mins, Courtesy of the Artist
Panos Aprahamian was a 2017 Art Dubai Fellow
Bahar Noorizadeh, Wolkaan, 2015, 30 mins, Courtesy of the Artist
Bahar Noorizadeh was a 2017 Art Dubai Fellow
Raed Yassin, Karaoke, 2015, 21 mins 55 secs, Courtesy of the artist and Kalfayan Galleries (Athens-Thessaloniki)
Raed Yassin is part of the Collective Atfal Ahdath, commissioned for The Room
Moving Images: Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami
Introduced by: Mohammed Afkhami and Peter Scarlet
Seifollah Samadian, 76 Minutes and 15 Seconds, 2016, 76 mins 15 secs
Courtesy of Seifollah Samadian, Mohammed Atebbai and Iranian Independents, with special thanks to the Kiarostami Foundation and Meem Gallery.
Abbas Kiarostami, Take Me Home, 2016, 15 mins
Courtesy of the Kiarostami Foundation and Iranian Independents, with special thanks to Meem Gallery.