Dubai to Welcome Art From Around the World

Art Dubai 2013Morocco to the Moon children’s workshop 2012
Artist : Zid Zid Kids and Yto Barrada  Courtesy : Art Duba
Art Dubai 2013

Last year, Art Dubai welcomed over 22,000 visitors and hosted 75 galleries from over 30 countries and the 2013 version will likely be no different. The seventh annual Art Dubai will be held at the stunning Madinat Jumeirah from March 20-23, 2013. This year’s Art Dubai will allow patrons of the arts to experience new galleries from around the world, obtain a deep understanding of the local art scene in the United Arab Emirates and have a detailed look at the interesting world of performance art.

The entire extravaganza referred to as Art Week, is in fact 10 glorious days beginning on March 14 with the third annual SIKKA 2013 program in the neighborhood of Al Fahidi. SIKKA includes artist workshops, open studio exhibitions and film screenings helping local artists to get noticed.

Four days later, downtown Dubai will see the launch of Design Days Dubai, which will showcase collectible and hard to find furniture and design objects. Some of the exhibitors at this years Design Days Dubai include; British Crafts Council from London, UK, Gallery Seomi from Seoul, Korea, and Broached Commissions from Melbourne, Australia.

Art Dubai 2013Opening of Spectral Imprints, Abraaj Group Art Prize Exhibition, 2012
Courtesy : Abraaj Group Art Prize

On March 20, when Art Dubai begins its run, patrons will be able to see work from 75 galleries from around the world. Platform China, established in 2005 in Beijing, which now has two gallery spaces (Beijing and Hong Kong), will be one of the galleries included in Art Dubai, as will Aicon Gallery, which has spaces in London and New York and showcases work from the Indian subcontinent and Diaspora.

If you’re in the mood for creativity, art and design from all four corners of the globe, then make your way to Dubai for 10 days of intrigue and education from the art world.

March 14-24 – SIKKA
March 18-21 – Design Days Dubai
March 20-23 – Art Dubai

For more information please see the following links:


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Art Dubai –