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Art Dubai announces 2013 Highlights
(29 January 2013)


The seventh edition of Art Dubai will be held between March 20-23, 2013, at Madinat Jumeirah; featuring 75 galleries from 29 countries, and showcasing the works of over 500 artists.

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, Art Dubai 2013 boasts a strong not-for-profit programme of curatorial and educational projects.

Art Dubai 2013 includes a new sculpture park; 11 site-specific works; a live radio station; curated film and video screenings; commissioned performances; the launch of Sheikha Manal Little Artists projects for children; artists’ and curators’ residencies; the third edition of dXb Store; plus the unveiling of works by the winners of the annual Abraaj Group Art Prize and the 7th iteration of the critically-acclaimed Global Art Forum.

Following the success of Art Dubai in 2012, many key galleries are returning in March 2013. To name just a few, Athr Gallery (Jeddah), Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris), D Gallerie (Jakarta), Experimenter (Kolkata), Alexander Gray Associates (New York), Grey Noise (Dubai), Galerie Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), Platform China (Beijing/Hong Kong), The Third Line (Dubai), The Pace Gallery (London/Beijing/New York) and Sfeir-Semler (Hamburg/Beirut) are once again engaging with visitors at Art Dubai.

New international entrants, including GAGProjects (Adelaide/Berlin), Yvon Lambert (Paris), Victoria Miro (London), Almine Rech Gallery (Paris/Brussels), Schleicher/Lange (Berlin/Paris) and Tanja Wagner (Berlin) are making their debut at Art Dubai. Additionally, Rampa and Rodeo are among five galleries from Istanbul participating in the 2013 fair.

The seventh edition of Art Dubai reflects the ever-accelerating growth of the local and regional art scene. Art Dubai hosts more artists and galleries from the Arab world than any other arts event.

Over 500 artists are participating in Art Dubai, brought together by the selected exhibiting galleries and the fair’s extensive non-commercial programming.

Artists set to have a high profile at Art Dubai 2013 include: Abdul Qader Al Rais, Etel Adnan, Kutlug Ataman, Yto Barrada, Daniel Buren, Annabel Daou, Wim Delvoye, Meschac Gaba, Wade Guyton, Zarina Hashmi, Mona Hatoum, Iman Issa, Idris Khan, Yayoi Kusama, MadeIn Company, Fran?ois Morellet, Nasir Nasrallah, Otobong Nkanga, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Seth Price, Ibrahim Quraishi, Walid Raad, Anri Sala, Taryn Simon, Rirkrit Tiravanija, James Turrell, Joana Vasconcelos, Danh Vo and Akram Zaatari among many others.

In 2013, Art Dubai showcases the winners of the Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA). The award was launched in 2011 under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with the aim to support talented photographers as well as reflect Dubai’s commitment to the artistic and cultural development of the UAE and beyond. The award is open to both international and local photographers.

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