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Art Dubai announces biggest line-up yet for 2023

The 16th edition of Art Dubai will take place from March 1 to 5, 2023

Art Dubai has just announced its biggest line-up yet for the 16th edition of the region’s premiere contemporary art platform, featuring more than 100 galleries, 30 of which are participating for the first time, from over 40 countries worldwide.

Taking place from March 1 to 5, 2023, at Madinat Jumeirah, Art Dubai also includes an expanded second edition of Art Dubai Digital and more galleries and artists than ever before, reflecting Dubai’s status as a significant creative hub.

In total four gallery section will be present including Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba and Art Dubai Digital, with nearly two thirds of the event dedicated to art from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

“Art Dubai is a global fair, and the strength of the applications we received for our 2023 edition reflect Art Dubai’s increasing importance as the region’s premier art event, the gateway to the Global South and the maturing of the art market here in Dubai,” said Art Dubai’s Artistic Director Pablo del Val. “We’re particularly pleased to welcome so many first-time exhibitors into the Art Dubai family. Dubai is rapidly developing into a global financial and technology hub – the city is booming, and is a place that generations of people from all over the world call home.”

The full programme will be announced next month, but of far we know that Art Dubai will feature 72 galleries in the Art Dubai Contemporary section, including 21 Dubai-based galleries.

Art Dubai Digital, first launched earlier this year at the 2022 edition, will explore how artists utilise emerging, immersive technologies, with highlights including participating galleries such as Quantum Art (Los Angeles); Window Project (Tbilisi); Afrofuturism (Ikoyi, Lagos); Gallery Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana, Rome, São Paulo, Paris, Dubai); NFT Asia (Singapore); Unit London; plus Dubai-based UAE NFT and Morrow Collective.

Then there’s Bawwaba, which means ‘gateway’ in Arabic, dedicated exclusively art from the past year or especially for Art Dubai, with solo exhibitions by 11 artists. Finally, Art Dubai Modern, curated by Paris-based critic and curator Mouna Mekouar and Italian art historian Lorenzo Giusti, features exhibitions by the region’s Modern masters with a focus on Middle East, North Africa and South Asia artists.

Source: Gulf News