Visitors in front of 'The Instant', José Maria Sicilia, 2013, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Getty Images for Art Dubai 2014
ART DUBAI DATES FOR 2015
The ninth edition of Art Dubai will take place March 18-21, 2015, at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Recognised as one of the most globalised meeting points in the art world today, Art Dubai takes place alongside Design Days Dubai—the world's most diverse fair dedicated to collectible design—as well as a number of other art-related events, exhibitions and cultural happenings taking place in March across the city during Dubai’s Art Week.
Next year’s Art Dubai will also coincide with the 12th edition of Sharjah Biennial, directed by Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi and curated by Eungie Joo, opening in March 2015.
Art Dubai will open applications for galleries interested in participating in the 2015 fair on June 1, 2014.
More information and the press release here.
'Nurses', Anup Mathew Thomas, The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2014 exhibition
THE ABRAAJ GROUP ART PRIZE: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Abraaj Group Art Prize has launched an Open Call for artists from the Middle East and South Asia and international curators to apply for the seventh edition of the award. This year, in an evolution to the format of The Abraaj Group Art Prize of recent years, four artists will be shortlisted and receive an award; one (of the four) artists will be awarded the $100,000 commission and go on to produce the work described in their proposal. All four artists will be included in the exhibition, organised and devised by the selected curator, at Art Dubai 2015.
To download the press release, click here.
As part of an expanded approach to its engagement in the arts, The Abraaj Group has also launched The Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship. For the next five years, each year, the Scholarship supports five exceptional post-graduate students from Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
More information here.
Global Art Forum 8, Oscar Guardiola Rivera at Art Dubai 2014
GLOBAL ART FORUM 2014 SESSIONS ARE NOW ONLINE
Titled 'Meanwhile...History', the Global Art Forum 2014 featured over 40 speakers and contributors and was commissioned byShumon Basar with co-directorsOmar Berrada and Ala Younis.
Full stream videos and documentation of the talks and sessions including '1955-2055: A Documenta Century' featuringCatherine David, Okwui Enwezor,Adam Szymczyk and Hans Ulrich Obrist; '1971-79: The Short Seventies (UAE)' featuring Marina Fokidis, Tirdad Zolghadr, andOscar Guardiola-Rivera, among many other sessions, can be viewed here.
The Global Art Forum 8 also included new projects by the Gulf-based artists Sarah Abu Abdallah,Raja’a Khalid and Hind Mezaina.
More information here.
Campus Art Dubai 2.0 book 'Served'
CAMPUS ART DUBAI RECIPE BOOK
Campus Art Dubai, the art school for UAE-based artists, writers and curators, held the graduation for its 2013-14 Core class at the fair. Two participants, Raja’a Khalid andSuheyla Takesh, were also awarded fellowships from New York University Abu Dhabi’s FinD programme. A limited edition book of recipes—conceived, authored, produced and published collectively by the Core class— was also launched on this occasion.
Campus Art Dubai is held in partnership with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and is supported by d3 Dubai Design District.
Further information here.