On the eve of the opening of the second edition of Art Dubai Digital, we looked at the forces shaping Dubai’s rapid emergence as a global digital and crypto hub. Focusing on the institutions, galleries, and platforms who are driving innovation in this fast-moving sector, Art Dubai Digital featured over 20 new media presentations, including AR/VR experiences, immersive installations as well as interactive digital objects, demonstrating how digital and new media art as a field is constantly evolving as our relationships to technology change. To know more, please click here.
A young, brave generation of painters from the Global South are producing works of art which demand our attention, reflecting the here and now and with the capacity to transfix. Pablo del Val, Art Dubai’s Artistic Director, spoke to writer Laura Egerton about a new generation of painters showing at the fair this year. Read more here.
Fragrance and Beauty Maison Guerlain, partnered this year for the first time with Art Dubai, premiering new iterations of its iconic Bee Bottle, including the release of Guerlain X Maison Matisse and Guerlain X Yves Klein Archives. Guests at the booth also explored a unique collection of Guerlain’s most coveted fragrances, including collaborations with Jon One, Tarek Benaoum, Li Hongbo as well as the Dubai-based jewellery designer Nadine Kanso. Guerlain also presented the interactive AR artwork “De Nectar at d’Ambroisie” by Constance Valero. To read more, click here.
Curated by Lorenzo Giusti and Mouna Mekouar, Art Dubai 2023’s Modern section featured in-depth displays by 10 artists who have played a fundamental role in the art historical canon. From formal and narrative connections to cultural specificities, the section displayed a diverse set of artistic vocabularies. For more information, click here.
Lebanese artist Samir Sayegh is a pioneer of modernism in the Arab world. His practice is driven by his interest in the formal power of letters; Sayegh was a pioneer in seperating Arabic calligraphy from its contextual language in an effort to create a universal visual language.Read more
Lebanese artist Ali Cherri doesn’t believe in creative inspiration; he thinks art takes work, time, and patience. His work is largely impacted by the framework of growing up in civil war, highlighting questions of death, heritage, war and critical thought about the world and context within which we live.Read more
Sherin Guirguis’s contemporary practice aims to evolve traditional sacred geometry into a new visual language that seeks to tell stories and personal narratives. She works almost exclusively on paper, and is particularly interested in the history and embodied politics of working exclusively with this medium.Read more
Moroccan artist Meriem Bennani’s work applies humour and surreal approaches to subjects that are often considered taboo. Most recently, her digital characters serve as a vehicle through which to comment on social, political and cultural experiences through conversations that are relevant and reflective of the times we live in.Read more
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