Rethink Art season returns to Dubai

Dubai Design District (d3), a global center for art, design and creativity, will once again push the creative and artistic boundaries this March with its second edition of Rethink Art. The innovative art program will feature art exhibitions and installations, live performances and events, and workshops for all art lovers. It will take place at d3 from Tuesday, March 8 through Sunday, March 13, 2022.

At the peak of the art scene in Dubai, the UAE and the entire region, Rethink Art will embody d3’s core mission of “Reimagining the Ordinary.” Always driven by a desire to bring creative talent together for experimentation, innovation, collaboration and challenge, the latest season will showcase promising local, regional and global names in the art world and further strengthen Dubai’s position as the creative capital of the world.

Commenting on this year’s Rethink Art, Khadija Al Bastaki, executive director of Dubai Design District, said: “We are delighted to present such a diverse, vibrant, enriching and exciting line-up of artistic talent this March as part of the next edition of Rethink Art. Along with design, fashion and architecture, art is a central pillar of our d3 ecosystem. We look forward to bringing our community together to celebrate and redefine the ordinary.”

“Dubai is an ever-growing regional and global arts hub, and we are proud to continue pushing creative boundaries, showcasing the wealth of talent our city and region has to offer, and providing exciting opportunities for our community.”

Among the many highlights of d3 Rethink Art will be the exhibition Icons of Crypto Art by The 721 (the721.io). This immersive exhibition will bring together over thirty pioneering artists in one show, highlighting some of the most monumental works in the history of the space.

As street art becomes a global phenomenon, Rethink Art will feature three street-painting artists in exciting Live Graffiti and activation shows, where even visitors can join them, spray paint, design and build on existing works of art.

Another highlight will be the 4th annual Authentic Marks & Glow International Miniature Printmaking Show, which will feature international artists from around the world. Parallel to this exhibition will be the Ink Your Print live printing program, which will give visitors the opportunity to learn and experience two hand printing techniques, known as Drypoint and Linoleum, to create their own unique works.

The in-house d3 K Gallery will feature a group of 18 young talents from the UAE, including the exhibition Façade to Façade by photographer Hussein Al Muzavi and the exhibition Celebrating Middle Eastern Creativity presented by the Khawla Art and Culture Foundation. Alienz Crews will be another impressive exhibition to behold, showcasing a combination of visual and digital art. He will also host talks and live performances.

Stage d3 will feature a variety of live performances by regional talent throughout the week. Film buffs will also be able to enjoy an international short film festival, the Ajman Film Biennale “Urban Visions: Architecture and the Future of Cities,” a first-of-its-kind screening within d3.

Friends and families will be able to take part in expressive hands-on workshops from Meraki Studio on the design of phone cases, resin watches and fluid painting, as well as an open-air canvas painting session from ARTfem and other workshops.

For more information, visit dubaidesigndistrict.com/the-community/events.

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