Art Dubai, Courtesy Art Dubai
Now in its fourth year, Art Dubai has become a defining platform for contemporary art practice across the Middle East region. Highlights of Art Dubai 2010 will include the return of the acclaimed Global Art Forum, the second annual Abraaj Capital Art Prize; “The Poetry of Time”, a museum quality exhibition curated by Van Cleef & Arpels; Art Park and Contemparabia 2010. In addition, Art Dubai has invited not-for-profit arts organization Bidoun Projects to curate its program of special projects highlighting the importance of collaboration in the region.
Earlier this year, Art Dubai’s third edition attracted an audience of more than 14,000 visitors from across the Middle East, South Asia and beyond, including leading curators, museum directors, artists, 80 museum groups and more than 300 international journalists. Online video and multimedia content showcasing highlights of Art Dubai’s successful 2009 fair, including the Abraaj Capital Art Prize and key panels of the Global Art Forum are now available for viewing.
Art Dubai 2010 is held in partnership with private equity group Abraaj Capital and continues to enjoy support from its sponsors Van Cleef & Arpels and Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts. Based at the stunning beachside Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Art Dubai 2010 offers visitors the most extensive program of contemporary art exhibitions and events to date.
John Martin, Director and Co-Founder of Art Dubai said, “Over the past three years, Art Dubai has created a critical platform for current art practice in the Middle East, setting the business of art within a context that is intelligent, stimulating and relevant. Through innovative collaborations with world-class galleries and arts organizations we have established Art Dubai as an date not to be missed on the international art calendar, offering a unique vantage point for collectors to discover the most innovative younger galleries and artists alongside established names from around the world.