Art Dubai Contemporary as part of Art Dubai 2017 is extraordinarily diverse. The 2017 fair features 79 galleries from 41 countries, from the world’s most influential galleries to dynamic young art spaces. Likewise, the artists range from emerging and upcoming practitioners from lesser-known art capitals to household names. The works they present covers all artistic media—including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, photography and performance.
Art Dubai also has the most extensive not for profit programming of its kind which includes Art Dubai’s Projects, focusing for the first time solely on performance art; Global Art Forum 11, the most significant annual arts conference in the Middle East and Asia which this year focuses on the trade of goods and ideas that shape–and reshape–the world; The Room a large scale immersive and performative daily gala dinner and the unveiling of the Abraaj Group Art Prize, the most significant art prize in the region which this year was awarded to Rana Begum whose commission will be presented alongside works by three shortlisted artists in an exhibition curated by Omar Berrada.
Below is Artdependence magazine's selection of Art Dubai Contemporary highlights.
BB, 76. Burçak Bingöl, temporary permeable, 2016. Galeri Zilberman.
Daniel Buren. Colore, luce, proiezione, ombra, trasparenza, lavoro situato n°6, 2015. Galleria Continua photo by Ela Bialkowska
Ahmed Morsi, Untitled, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 150 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Gypsum Gallery.
Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Untitled, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 121 cm, 1X1 Art Gallery.
Reza Aramesh. Action 165, 2016. Ab Anbar.
Kalos&Klio Heads or Tales (ǮViolent Silkǯseries), 2015 print on organic silk, handstitched 100 X 100 cm.
Cedric Delsaux, Dubai Droid Army, 2010. Courtesy of Cedric Delsaux and East wing.
Joseph Kosuth. R.O.C. (61) #9, 1991. Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der
teamLab, Flowers-and-People-Dark. Courtesy of Ikkan Art Gallery, Pace Art+Technology and Martin Br.