Gulf Now (2020) will introduce a network of creative platforms from the Arabian Gulf that work outside of government funding. This section, at Art Dubai 2020, will explore regional synergies found among creatives in the Gulf, highlighting the roots of these non-governmental organisations. These platforms will also be examined as catalysts for new waves of thought, theory, and artistic movements. At Art Dubai, selected platforms from the following countries will be represented: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. The section will be curated by Munira Al Sayegh and the spectrum of the art scene in the Gulf region will be highlighted through a curatorial introduction of grassroots platforms during Art Dubai. Through this, a counter narrative is introduced into the fair, creating a symbiosis of push and pull between the institutional and commercial and not-for-profit thinking and action.
The participants will be selected through an open call application. To download the application for Gulf Now click here. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2020. Please send all completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.