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ART DUBAI 2021: SAVE THE DATE


The 14th edition of Art Dubai will take place March 17-23, 2021 in a revised format, adapted to the current times, with a programme distributed across different cities in celebration of the UAE’s 50th anniversary. Presenting the largest selection of galleries from across the MENASA region, the fair’s agenda will leverage March’s warm weather to include more outdoor events, whilst adapting with the very best of safety measures.




ART DUBAI PORTRAIT EXHIBITIONS


Launching September 29 with an exhibition by Timo Nasseri, Art Dubai Portrait Exhibitions is a new online, solo artist exhibitions programme, diving into the life and practice of a selection of some of the finest practitioners across the Global South, with works available to acquire. The Art Dubai Portrait Exhibition series is supported by BMW Middle East.




PLANETARY FEED UPDATES


Art Dubai continues to showcase and highlight foundations, artists, curators and non-profit creative platforms around the Global South, with recent features including Palestine’s Radio Alhara, an interview with India-based artist Prabhakar Pachpute, and an inside look at Sri Lanka’s interdisciplinary arts festival COLOMBOSCOPE.






UAE ART ECOLOGY SYNERGIES


Art Dubai 2021 will inaugurate ambitious new programmes in partnership and close collaboration with institutions that are the heartbeat of artistic production in the UAE, including the Jameel Arts Centre, Sharjah Art Foundation and Warehouse 421 among others.






HALA KHAYAT JOINS ART DUBAI


The Art Dubai team welcomes Hala Khayat as new regional director. Khayat has worked extensively in the region and within the UAE, and is a scholar on Arab and Middle Eastern Modern and Contemporary Art. Khayat has been integral in developing Christie’s Dubai since its inception in 2007, and has played a key role in the expansion and globalisation of the Middle East’s art market.



PRABHAKAR PACHPUTE: REFLECTIONS ON AN EVOLVING PRACTICE


Following the initial months of the global coronavirus pandemic and not being able to produce any work at his studio, Pune-based artist Prabhakar Pachpute has shifted to working on new, smaller-scaled works, exploring new mediums while continuing to survey ideas around industry, land and labour.