Open to the public 21-23 March, Art Dubai 2019 brings a wide programme including four gallery sections exhibiting contemporary and modern art from early career artists to some of the art world’s most established names, talks, tours, music and performances.

In its 13th edition this year, our sister event Art Dubai presents its most extensive and internationally diverse programme to date, across four gallery sections, 92 galleries from 42 countries exhibiting artworks by more than 500 artists and representing 80 nationalities.

The 2019 fair features new section UAE NOW which spotlights on independent home-grown subcultures, profiling UAE’s evolving and diverse cultural landscape whilst the new gallery section Bawwaba, showcases art from the Global South.

Art Dubai attracts a broad audience with its mandate to provide unrivalled access to the arts. Highlights include Sheikha Manal Little Artist Program, which encourages young people to get involved and excel in the arts; a performance programme developed by contemporary art institution Kunsthalle Lissabon as a celebration of togetherness; special exhibitions including ‘Tolerance, Has History’, an exhibition of rare photography from the Private Collection of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, which presents a compelling visual narrative of the region in the 1960s and 1970s, and Campus Art Dubai’s group show, “Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Contemporary Art in the City”.

Pablo del Val, Artistic Director of Art Dubai, said: “Art Dubai continues to develop original content to redefine what an art fair can be and contribute to the UAE and wider region’s cultural landscape. We represent an art world that is truly global and inclusive, rooted in the artistic discovery and the promotion of new and alternative perspectives, community building, idea generation and cultural exchange. Geographies, galleries and artists, art typologies and thematics that are not often seen side-by-side, or even as part of the same conversation, will converge at the fair. We hope that new discoveries will be made and new synergies formed.”

The fair's weekend activities kick off with hands-on workshops for all ages, talks, performances, book launches and the After Dark programme on Fort Island. Tours will take place daily of the fair’s gallery sections - Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba and Residents - introducing visitors to gallery presentations from around the world.

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