A Telegraph article discussing the upcoming Art Dubai. This is the largest Art Dubai yet with over 80 galleries participating. 35 of the 80 galleries have never participated at Art Dubai before. I am heading there next week and will be covering it for the blog.
“He will, however, see some changes. After four years running the fair, fellow London dealer John Martin has stepped down, and has been succeeded by Antonia Carver, a former arts journalist who has lived in Dubai for nine years working as both editor of the local arts magazine, Bidoun, and as the Middle East correspondent for The Art Newspaper. Carver has not only contacts but a developed understanding of the region’s art. She also understands how Art Dubai strives to be a vital cultural meeting point between East and West.
This is no longer a pipe dream. In Abu Dhabi, the £17 billion arts and culture project that will house local Louvre and Guggenheim museums is under way and will be completed in the next two to three years, and a rival art fair has sprung up, attracting some of the world’s biggest galleries. Museums are also sprouting up in Qatar, where the 2022 World Cup is to be held, attracting international attention. Underlining the collaborative spirit that exists between these cultural hot-spots, Art Dubai’s discussion programme begins at the newly opened Mathaf museum for modern Arab art in Doha.” (taken from the article cited below)
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