Last Updated on March 18, 2021 by livelydubai
Yesterday, “Art Dubai” announced the participants in the 2021 edition of the exhibition, which included 50 pioneering art galleries in modern and contemporary arts from 31 countries. The exhibition, which is held in partnership with the Culture and Arts Authority, is committed to providing an attendable platform for exhibitions and artists from different countries of the Global South.
This year’s edition will move to its new location in the Dubai International Financial Center within a specially constructed space for the exhibition to ensure that the highest levels of commitment to the precautionary measures associated with the “Covid-19” pandemic are met, providing a safe and secure environment for participants and visitors. The exhibition will open its doors from March 29 to April 3 next.
This year’s edition receives 6 Emirati galleries and 3 Saudi galleries, some of which are participating for the first time, in addition to the Statues Garden, which hosts large installations by eight artists, including Emirati artists Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim and Hussein Sharif, on both sides of the water channels surrounding the Gate Building in the Center of Dubai. Global Financial.
Within the artistic projects of this edition, “Art Dubai” presents a new program for films, a project that includes a group of short films. Projectors spread at the entrance to the center to display films produced by more than 20 artists from the region and the world designed to provide a unique experience for the viewer within specific topics such as nature. , Excursions, dialogues, performances, animation, and more.
On the importance of this edition of “Art Dubai” on the Arab and international levels, Hala Khayyat, the regional director of the exhibition, explained that he came to announce the continuity of the global art market in the region and support the Arab artist who is still absent from the international arena. The current conditions that have caused a state of paralysis for most cultural events in the world, but it is considered an important tourist and economic step for the Emirate of Dubai in particular, and for the Emirates in general. Regarding the change of location, she said: As the Dubai Financial Center is an official partner of “Art Dubai”, it is natural for it to host this huge exhibition, especially since this copy is smaller than its predecessors due to the circumstances, and despite that we have worked to build a huge tent for the exhibition that can accommodate large numbers While maintaining safety conditions, as there are many measures taken for this purpose.
Pablo Del Vall, artistic director of Art Dubai, emphasized that the return of the exhibition is considered a human and social need at the same time. He said: We understand culture as a societal priority and an urgent need, especially after the long days of this pandemic, and perhaps this need arises now more than any Time has passed, for the importance of understanding the world around us and communicating with it without screens, and this is exactly what this version of “Art Dubai” invites us to crystallize, to explore our senses anew and enhance them through art.
Exhibitors from Several Countries at Art Dubai
In addition to the exhibitions coming from famous and emerging art centers from around the world, visitors can attend exhibitions from countries in the Middle East, South and East Asia such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines, in addition to a prominent presence from different parts of the continent. African exhibitions include exhibitions from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia. Ten exhibitions from the Emirate of Dubai will also participate, to reflect the rapid growth witnessed by the local art markets and arena in the emirate.
In addition, the artistic director of “Art Dubai”, Pablo Del Vall, said: “Urban exhibitions are the living soul and the beating heart of the world of art and artists, and the art sector is a sector that has suffered – like other sectors – the events that took place in the past year.”
“As we try to grope our way out of this pandemic, we feel a responsibility to do everything in our power to support artists, galleries and service providers who depend on the vitality and permanence of the commercial artistic sector,” he added.
Art Dubai also announced innovative initiatives for the 2021 exhibition, including a new cooperative partnership with the participating exhibitions, to partially depend on sales, in addition to the remote participation program, to enable exhibitions that are unable to attend and give communication with visitors who discover works of art. Personally, using modern technologies.
Precautionary measures taken by Art Dubai
“Art Dubai” for this year’s edition meets the highest levels of commitment to the precautionary measures related to the “Covid-19” pandemic, such as extending the exhibition days to six days, and constructing dedicated exhibition spaces in the Dubai International Financial Center, which provides a safe and secure environment for participants and visitors by controlling the number of visitors. From the exhibition, in addition to taking advantage of the many facilities in the Dubai International Financial Center, which include a distinguished group of restaurants and other places.
Art Dubai is keen to fulfill the highest levels of commitment to the precautionary measures related to the Corona pandemic, which provides a safe and secure environment for participants and visitors alike. These procedures include periodic checks for participants, managing the number of visitors and the capacity of the venue, in addition to extending the exhibition hours, and adding An additional day, and the launch of a new smart application that allows visitors to schedule their visits in advance to ensure entry. The smart application also provides its users with the opportunity to review the latest developments and news, learn about participating exhibitions and artworks, and view the programs of cultural events accompanying the exhibition in the various emirates of the country. These events range from children and family events to in-depth and specialized artistic programs, in a variety of artistic activities held during the exhibition days.