Art Dubai Commissions, as part of the fair’s extensive not-for-profit programme, gives artists from across the world the opportunity to develop dynamic site-specific works for the grounds of the fair.
For its 2019 edition, Art Dubai has commissioned renowned Brazilian artist collective OPAVIVARÁ! to create an interactive, site-specific work at the heart of the fair on Fort Island. OPAVIVARÁ!’s installation, entitled ‘SOLAROCA’, will consist of a beach-like environment under the shade of an oca (a Brazilian indigenous house) and combine a typical Brazilian beach-setting with traditional Middle Eastern elements. The work will serve as a backdrop for visitors to mingle and invite an intercultural dialogue.