Art Dubai announces full programme for 2014 edition
Art work by Yasam Sasamzer on display at Lawrie Shabibi gallery at Art Dubai 2013 (Photo by Pawan Singh / The National)

Art Dubai announces full programme for 2014 edition


As ever, Dubai's annual art fair looks set to be a jam-packed four days of art, education, prizes and intellectual conversation.

The full programme for the eighth edition was announced today with even more galleries, a fascinating Marker section and several new aspects including a live radio station.

For the first time, the 85 participating galleries from 34 countries will be presented in three distinct categories: Contemporary; Modern and Marker, the curated section of invited art spaces and galleries focusing in 2014 on Central Asia and the Caucasus.
The fair will also have a robust not-for profit programme including commissioned site-specific works, an exhibition by winners of The Abraaj Group Art Prize, the Global Art Forum, a five day cultural conference and an education aspect that includes the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program for children.
“Over the past eight years, Art Dubai has evolved into an extraordinarily dynamic art fair, with a particular emphasis on diversity and quality," says Antonia Carver, the fair director. “Our roots are firmly grounded in the UAE arts scene and we believe this year's fair reflects Dubai’s identity as a major cultural city, alongside its role as a hub for trade, finance and transport. Art Dubai’s growth has been organic and supported by a highly motivated audience of artists, curators, gallerists, patrons and enthusiasts. We’re aiming to welcome even more visitors than the 25,000 that walked through the doors in 2013.”

Art Dubai is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai, is run in partnership with The Abraaj Group and is sponsored by Cartier and Emaar. Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is the strategic partner of Art Dubai and supports the fair's year-round education program

* Art Dubai will be held in the Madinat Jumeirah from March 19-22.