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Art Dubai 2024

17th edition

Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre
February 28,2024 - March 03,2024
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES_ General view, Art Dubai 2023, until 5 March, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Spark Media for Art Dubai)

February 28 March 3

17th edition of the Art Dubai will take place at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai from 1 to 3 March, (previews on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 February).

Highlights will include:

  • A series of newly commissioned performances on themes of healing, hope and the power of art in
    challenging times
  • The 17th edition of Art Dubai’s flagship summit, the Global Art Forum, examining the relationship
    between extreme weather and extreme change, organised by Commissioner Shumon Basar and Curator Nadine El-Khoury
  • The largest talks programme of any international art fair, including a series of Modern and Collector
    Talks, presented in partnership with Dubai Collection, the first institutional collection for the city of Dubai
  • The most ambitious edition of the A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme, devised by Goa-based artist
    Sahil Naik, launching at the fair before expanding to over 100 schools and 15,000 students
  • The premiere of ‘Heart Space’, a major new commission by digital artist Krista Kim, presented by Julius Baer as part of their global NEXT initiative

Art Dubai’s 2024 will feature an expanded programme of collaborations with local and international partners, underscoring the fair’s position as the meeting point for the Global South’s creative communities and its mission to redefine the role an art fair can play in supporting local and regional ecosystems. Programme highlights will include major new commissions and premières by internationally renowned artists and the most extensive education, talks and thought-leadership programme of any international art fair.

Since its founding, Art Dubai has been committed to working with institutional and commercial partners to develop new commissioning models and long-term innovative, high-impact cultural programming. These collaborations place particular emphasis on education and digital technologies, which are cornerstones of Art Dubai’s extensive year-round programming; they play a crucial role in shaping the future of Dubai’s cultural infrastructure, as well as responding to some of the most important issues of our time.

Pablo del Val, Art Dubai’s Artistic Director commented: “Art fairs like Art Dubai have a responsibility to be far more than commercial platforms and Art Dubai continues to play an important institutional role in this region’s cultural ecosystem, supporting artists, scholarship, cultural education and thought-leadership. Our programme this year reflects the increasingly diverse and multicultural communities of our home city, providing more opportunities than ever for artists from across the Global South. Dubai is a place of relentless reinvention, possibility and opportunity, and these commercial and institutional partnerships are central to all our activity, supporting our world-class non-commercial programmes.”

Art Dubai’s Executive Director Benedetta Ghione commented: “The Art Dubai Group is committed to laying foundations for a thriving cultural and creative ecosystem, inspired by and responding to our home city of Dubai. The cultural scene here is maturing rapidly and we are proud of the role we play in engaging and inspiring audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and in supporting the next generation of cultural professionals. Our year-round education, scholarship, and thought-leadership programmes, developed alongside our long-term partners, create significant opportunities for people from all over the world to build careers in the creative industries in Dubai.”

Art Dubai is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The event is held in partnership with A.R.M. Holding. It is sponsored by Swiss Wealth Management Group Julius Baer. Art Dubai’s exclusive high jewellery and watch partner is Piaget. Culturally driven lifestyle developer HUNA is a partner of Art Dubai. The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is the fair’s strategic partner. Madinat Jumeirah is the home of Art Dubai.


King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – Al Sufouh 1
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