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Art Dubai – marzo 2011


Dubai, 16 – 19 marzo 2011


Ritorna l’appuntamento con la fiera Art Dubai (in primavera) che insieme a Abu Dhabi Art (in autunno) si spartisce la vetrina dedicata all’arte contemporanea negli Emirati Arabi Uniti. Quella di Dubai è la manifestaazione fieristica più grande e più anziana, quest’anno sono cinque gli anni di attività. E sebbene in passato ci siano state alcune polemiche di gallerie che avevano partecipato più volte ad Art Dubai e che si videro escluse a favore di nuove gallerie straniere, l’edizione 2011 si presenta ancora più ampia e offre nuovi eventi di richiamo. Art Dubai mira infatti a diventare un punto d’incontro obbligato per la scena artistica dell’area MENASA (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia/ Medio Oriente, Nord Africa e Sud Asia).  

Art Dubai ospitata negli spazi della Madinat Arena, vede la partecipazione di circa 82 gallerie provenienti da 34 paesi. All’esposizione principale quest’anno si inserisce la sezione sperimentale di MARKER, a cura di Nav Haq.
Per il quinto anno consecutivo si rinnova l’importante appuntamento con il Global Art Forum, che vede una grande partecipazione da tutti i paesi del Golfo Persico e offre una serie di incontri di forte interesse per i collezionisti.
A corollario della fiera per la terza volta l’Abraaj Capital Art Prize che vedrà per il 2011 cinque premiati invece di tre, la mostra Les Voyages Extraordinaires, di Van Cleef & Arpels e una serie di progetti realizzati da oltre 75 artisti.
Gli italiani che partecipano all’edizione 2011 di Art Dubai quest’anno sono: Cardi Black Box, Milano e Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Beijing/Le Moulin.
Quest’anno l’apertura di Art Dubai coincide con quella della Sharjah Biennial, giunta alla decima edizione proporrà eventi e manifestazioni fino al prossimo 16 maggio.


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Entering into its fifth year, Art Dubai is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai.
Art Dubai 2011 will be the largest, most dynamic edition of the fair to date, firmly establishing its role as the key meeting point for the art scenes of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region to engage with those of the international art world.
Featuring more than 82 galleries from over 34 countries, the fair will introduce MARKER, a dynamic new section of experimental stands curated by Nav Haq; the seminal Global Art Forum, a Gulf-wide collaboration, plus a new series of high-level collector talks; the third edition of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize, which has increased its number of winners from three to five; Les Voyages Extraordinaires, a museum-quality exhibition by Van Cleef & Arpels; and a series of exciting new projects that include more than 75 artists.

“In addition to works from more than 80 galleries, Art Dubai 2011 offers an unprecedented level of events to engage the broadest possible community who enjoy seeing, learning about, discussing and collecting art,” said Antonia Carver, Fair Director of Art Dubai. “From non-commercial art projects to debate and discussion, films, fashion and family events, there is something for everyone – from students to the world’s leading collectors and arts professionals – at Art Dubai 2011.”

As one of Art Dubai’s most distinctive elements for the past four years, the Global Art Forum will once again focus on key issues that bring together the arts scenes of the region with the rest of the world. Global Art Forum_5 is presented by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) in partnership with Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar, and Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), centering on themes of changing audiences and the intersection between art and fashion. This year’s programme offers a broader range of talks than ever before and the launch of a new fellowship programme.

2011 is the inaugural year for the new MARKER section of Art Dubai. Art Dubai has commissioned curator Nav Haq to invite experimental commercial and non-commercial art spaces from across Asia and the Middle East, most of whom are new to exhibiting within an art fair. These five dynamic project stands, or “concept stands”, dotted through the gallery halls, will showcase work by emerging artists who are creating new work especially for the fair. 

Art Dubai Projects 2011 will see a non-profit, curated programme of commissions, films, talks and performances, welcoming art enthusiasts to experience the innovation of more than 75 artists. New in 2011 is a series of dispatches from MENASA artist studios, co-curated by The Island. 

Bidoun Projects will showcase its 1000-volume-strong Resource Library and as well as the curation of Art Park, an underground project space for film, video and talks, this year presenting retrospectives of the work of key video artists and looking into the practicalities of working in the region, with in-depth workshops on writing and curating for local practitioners. 

Asthe leading prize specifically for artists working from and within the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region, the Abraaj Capital Art Prize returns for a third year to unveil the works of winners Hamra Abbas, Jananne Al-Ani, Shezad Dawood, Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Timo Nasseri with guest curator Sharmini Pereira.
Van Cleef & Arpels, an Art Dubai partner for the last three years, will present its latest collection of High Jewellery, Les Voyages Extraordinaires, based on four works by the famous 19th century French novelist, Jules Verne.

The strength of Art Dubai’s programming is among the reasons why the fair experienced an increase of gallery applications for the 2011 edition and will for the first time host as many as 82 exhibitors. First-time participants include Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York), Rodeo (Istanbul), Pilar Corrias (London), ARTSIDE Gallery (Seoul, Beijing), Johann König (Berlin), Goodman Gallery (Johannesberg), Etemad Gallery (Tehran/Dubai) and Chatterjee & Lal (Mumbai) and returning galleries such as Carbon 12 (Dubai), Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris), Athr Gallery (Jeddah), Green Cardamom (London) and Agial Art Gallery (Beirut). Many are planning seminal one or two-artist shows for their stands. 

Salem Belyouha, Projects & Events Manager of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), said, “Art Dubai complements the overarching goals of Dubai Culture to promote the city as the definitive destination for culture and the arts in the region. Dubai Culture will continue to support the fair by presenting Global Art Forum_5, a key imitative that unities the international arts community with artists from the region.”

Elenco delle gallerie partecipanti


AB Gallery, Lucerne/Zurich
Agial Art Gallery, Beirut 
Aicon Gallery, New York/London
Aidan Gallery, Moscow
Albareh Art Gallery, Manama
Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF), Alexandria (sezione MARKER, a cura di Nav Haq)
Artspace Gallery, Dubai
Assar Art Gallery, Tehran
Atassi Gallery, Damascus 
Athr Gallery, Jeddah 
Ayyam Gallery, Beirut/Cairo/Damascus/Dubai
Bait Muzna Gallery, Muscat 
Balice Hertling, Paris 
Bolsa de Arte, Porto Allegre
Carbon 12, Dubai 
Cardi Black Box, Milan
Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai
Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong
CRG Gallery, New York
Dirimart, Istanbul 
Etemad Gallery, Dubai/Tehran
Experimenter, Kolkata
Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern, San Francisco
Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva 
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris 
Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin
Galerie El Marsa, Tunis 
Galerie Hussenot, Paris 
Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut
Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich 
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Galerie L.J., Paris
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels
Galerie Piece Unique, Paris
Galerie Tanit, Munich/Beirut 
Galleri K, Oslo
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Beijing/Le Moulin
Gandhara-art, Hong Kong/Karachi
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Green Art Gallery, Dubai 
Green Cardamom, London 
Grey Noise, Lahore (sezione MARKER, a cura di Nav Haq)
Grosvenor Vadehra, London/New Delhi
Horrach Moya, Mallorca
Hosfelt Gallery, New York/San Francisco 
HOTEL, London
Hunar Gallery, Dubai  
In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Johann König, Berlin
Kalfayan Galleries, Athens/Thessaloniki 
Lakeeren, Mumbai 
L’Atelier 21, Casablanca 
Liu Ding’s Store, Beijing (sezione MARKER, a cura di Nav Haq)
LTMH Gallery, New York
Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne 
Mah Art Gallery, Tehran
Makan, Amman (sezione MARKER, a cura di Nav Haq)
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, 
October Gallery, London
Paradise Row, London
Pi Artworks, Istanbul
Pilar Corrias, London
Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York 
Rodeo, Istanbul
Rose Issa Projects, London
Ruangrupa, Jakarta (sezione MARKER, a cura di Nav Haq)
Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi
Selma Feriani Gallery, London
Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg/Beirut 
Sutton Gallery, Melbourne 
Tashkeel, Dubai
The Guild, Mumbai/New York
The Third Line, Dubai
Traffic, Dubai
VILTIN Gallery, Budapest
x-ist, Istanbul

Jaume Plensa, Triptych, 2009, acciaio inossidabile, 317 x 196 x 268 cm, courtesy Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salisburgo - Vienna, stand A31


Art Dubai

16 – 19 March 2011

Madinat Jumeirah


Emirati Arabi Uniti

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