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Art Dubai 2018

State of the art in Dubai

Works at Art Dubai mirror city’s vision of high-tech future

Review
Art market

No mega-buck deals, but Art Dubai dodges economic doldrums

City's economy may be flagging, but fair's diverse offering and clientele help sales stay afloat—up to a certain price

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Art market

Dubai's Alserkal Avenue launches arts foundation

The not-for-profit will commission works and offer residencies and educational programmes to promote artistic development in Dubai

Preview
Art fairs

From a change in sponsorship to new directorship, Art Dubai prepares to open after year of upheaval

Co-directors Pablo de Val and Chloe Vaitsou reshuffle the fair's layout and focus on art from the Global South with guest stars from Latin America

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Appointments & departures

Art Dubai appoints new international director Chloe Vaitsou, formerly of Frieze Fairs

Emirati fair says she will work alongside the artistic director in a move away from having a single leader

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Art market

Embattled private equity firm Abraaj Group fails to renew Art Dubai sponsorship

Plans to lend the Abraaj Group Art Prize collection to the Jameel Art Centre are also on hold

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Art market

Myrna Ayad steps down as Art Dubai director, while fair plans to move Modern section in 2019

Ayad says decision to leave was "personal" and plans to launch her own art consultancy

Interview
Art Dubai 2018

Collector's Eye: Muna Al Gurg

The collector of contemporary Middle Eastern art tells us what she's bought and why it would be rude to say no to Gauguin

Interview
Art Dubai 2018

Collector's Eye: Walid Kamhawi

The Dubai-based financier tells us what he's bought and how he regrets not buying Russian art

Interview
Art Dubai 2018

Confessions of a dealer: Kristin Hjellegjerde

The London/Berlin dealer and Art Dubai exhibitor on being too trusting and why small talk matters

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Art Dubai 2018

Object Stories from Art Dubai Contemporary

From Peter Young's Mandala-inspired works to Aissa Deebi's views of war-torn Gaza

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Art Dubai 2018

Meet the Residents of Art Dubai's new section

In the project for the fair, 11 international artists are showing work inspired by a month’s stay in the UAE

Interview
Art Dubai 2018

All tastes catered for in GCC's talk show

The art collective is bringing daytime TV, complete with a celebrity chef, to this year’s edition of The Room—Art Dubai’s interactive dining experience

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Art Dubai 2018

From $300 to $1.1m: What can you buy at Art Dubai?

From works on paper by emerging artists to an Anish Kapoor sculpture, the fair caters to all pocketbooks

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Art Dubai

Leila Alaoui's portraits go to Paris and Marrakech

The late photographer's series on Morocco to be shown at the Philharmonie de Paris and the Musée Yves Saint Laurent

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Art Dubai 2018

Snapped up at Art Dubai

Abstract paintings and totem-like piece are among the early sales at the fair

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Art Dubai

Saudi artists head to Silicon Valley to work with tech giants Apple, Google and Facebook

UK charity Crossway Foundation is partnering with the Saudi-based Misk Art Institute for the project

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Art Dubai 2018

European tour for Hassan Sharif blockbuster

The show, which opened at the Sharjah Art Foundation, will travel to Italy and Germany

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Art Dubai 2018

Object Stories from Art Dubai Modern

From burnt wood works to Picasso-esque paintings, we look at works on sale at the fair

Interview
Art Dubai 2018

Confessions of a dealer: Conor Macklin

We talk to the Grosvenor Gallery director and Art Dubai exhibitor about FOMO and the joys of McDonald's Happy Meals

Interview
Art Dubai 2018

Dubai's collecting collective

The artist trio of Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian on the joys and challenges of living, working and collecting art together

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Art Dubai 2018

BMW gives long-term boost to Art Dubai

The automobile giant signed a three-year partnership with the fair

Feature
Art Dubai 2018

Is interest in African art on the rise in the Middle East?

An increased presence of African galleries at this edition of Art Dubai could signify a flourishing regional market

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Art Dubai 2018

Art Jameel sets opening date for Dubai hub

Saudi foundation’s permanent gallery on the Creek will house Abraaj Group art prize collection

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Art Dubai 2018

Barjeel Art Foundation regroups with long-term loans and new partnerships

Works from the collection to go on show at Sharjah Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago while foundation takes a break from programming

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Art Dubai 2018

Resistance in multiple forms at Sharjah’s March Meeting

Minds from the Middle Eastern art world and beyond discussed topics such as urban planning and art and ecology

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Art Dubai 2018

Artist eL Seed makes his mark on Dubai

A 30m stainless steel calligraphic work will be revealed in front of Dubai Opera

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Art Dubai 2018

Race to write Modern art history in the Middle East

Market for 20th-century works from the region will benefit from new technologies and deeper scholarship

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Art market

Art Dubai to show international artists' vision of the UAE

New residencies initiative aims to promote Gulf state's creative scene, while African galleries are on the rise at fair

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Art market

Abraaj Group's partnership with Art Dubai to continue, despite reorganisation

Founder Arif Naqvi's departure from the private equity firm's asset management business in February followed claims the company had misused investor funds

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Commissions

Kuwaiti artists awarded inaugural Art Jameel commission for new Dubai culture complex

Alia Farid and Aseel AlYacoub will create a light-up botanical garden linking both wings of the Jameel Arts Centre

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Openings

New Art Jameel space for contemporary art to launch in Saudi Arabia in 2019

The Hayy: Creative Hub centre in Jeddah is latest cultural offering announced in the rebranded Kingdom

Analysis
The Year In Review

The art world's highs and lows of 2017

Curators, museum directors and artists respond to the year's events

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Frieze 2017

Abraaj Group Art Prize celebrates tenth edition

2018 award goes to Lawrence Abu Hamden

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Fair opening sales

Sales signal healthy interest in Modern market and some contemporary booths clean up

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A home for young collectors

The curation, works and prices may be elevated this year, but gallerists have brought artworks that speak to a wide range of collectors.

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Why galleries and collectors keep coming back to Art Dubai

Continued dealer participation shows great loyalty to the fair

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Art Dubai pays tribute to the late Hassan Sharif

The original provocateur revolutionised the UAE’s art scene.

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Rashid Rana: Transfiguring History

The Pakistani artist on shaping historical context and the Lahore Biennale

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First Emirati to create art in Antarctica

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UAE goes to Venice

Curator reveals big idea behind Biennale pavilion