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Bawwaba returns for its second edition in 2021, curated by Bombay-based cultural theorist and curator Nancy Adajania. Bawwaba delivers a set of varied perspectives and highlights Art Dubai’s focus on divergent narratives. Adajania interprets the section descriptor ‘Bawwaba’– meaning gateway in Arabic – as an invitation to annotate the ‘offsites’ of global contemporary art, without creating a binary between art from the west and the so-called non-west. The section will feature solo presentations including artists from the UAE, India, Vietnam, Mexico, among others, to demonstrate the productive entanglements as well as the distinctive, location-specific explorations from which contemporary art draws its multifarious inspirations.

View the complete 2021 Galleries list here.