Art Dubai

Art Dubai 2023 presents an inclusive and extensive programme

Art Dubai has announced details of the programme and partnerships for the 16th edition of the exhibition. The expanded 2023 programme includes an ambitious and multi-faceted programme of conferences, talks and education, reinforcing Dubai’s emergence as a centre for art and culture and a significant contribution to the global conversation on contemporary art.

Art Dubai 2023 will take place at Madinat Jumeirah from March 3 to 5, 2023, with preview screenings taking place on March 1 and 2, 2023. Developed in collaboration with local and international cultural partners, Art Dubai 2023’s expanded programme reaffirms the major art fair’s role as a meeting place for the creative industries and communities of the Global South. Highlights of the 2023 programme include special commissions and premieres by renowned international artists presented in partnership with leading institutions across the region.

The expanded programme continues Art Dubai’s long-standing commitment to thought leadership and support for the development of Dubai’s cultural infrastructure. The art commissions for 2023 will focus on food, community, celebration and hope. Artists will be selected from Art Dubai’s participating galleries and leading South Asian institutions.

Julius Baer has extended its partnership with Art Dubai as lead partner for a further five years until 2027. The Swiss wealth management group will premiere a new artwork commissioned by Refik Anadol, an artist of new media and a pioneer in machine intelligence aesthetics. The work will debut in Dubai as part of Julius Baer’s new NEXT initiative, which encourages interdisciplinary exploration of megatrends in art, science and technology.

Also making its debut at the fair is UAE First Immersion, an exhibition showcasing new artworks created following a visit to the UAE in November 2022 by some of the leading names in digital art. The exhibition will be part of an expanded second edition of Art Dubai Digital, which will feature collaborative works with various organisations pioneering new institutional models, including the Lian Foundation and 6529’s Open Metaverse project.

Celebrating its 10th edition, Campus Art Dubai, Art Dubai’s flagship professional development initiative, will expand to include collaborations with local partners including Alserkal Avenue and Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai as well as 421, a platform for emerging artists based in Abu Dhabi. In conjunction with 421, the fair will present a new group exhibition curated by UAE-based artist and researcher Dania Al Tamimi.

Art Dubai 2023

The fair’s 2023 conference programme will be expanded to include the first Dubai edition of Christie’s Art+Tech Summit. The summit brings together regional and global leaders, innovators, artists and visionaries to stimulate meaningful dialogues at the intersection of art and technology. The sixth iteration of the summit – and the first in the region – will review trends in technology, hear from artists using technology in their practice, and explore current and future challenges and opportunities.

Highlighting the role of collectors and philanthropists in developing the region’s cultural infrastructure, Art Dubai 2023 will include a series of high-level talks, ‘Collector and Modernity’, presented in partnership with The Dubai Collection, the first institutional art collection in and for the city.

Art Dubai is held in partnership with A.R.M. Holding. The fair is sponsored by Julius Baer. Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is a strategic partner of the fair. A leading global platform for art and artists from the Middle East and Global South, Art Dubai 2023 will showcase over 120 exhibitors from over 40 countries and six continents across four gallery sections: Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba and Art Dubai Digital.

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