21 March 2018
21 March 2018
13:00 – 16:00
A leading international art fair, Art Dubai aims to broaden the conversation on art outside of the traditional art centres. It does so by featuring galleries and artists presenting works from emerging art scenes, exhibited alongside, and matching the quality of, those from firmly established centres of the art world, making the fair a place of discovery of art from across the globe. Taking its distinct identity from a unique line-up of 105 galleries from 48 countries, the fair mirrors the cosmopolitanism and energy of its hometown, Dubai.
Fort Island, Art Dubai
14:00 – 18:30
The Global Art Forum is an annual, transdisciplinary summit, based in Dubai, which combines original thinking and contemporary themes in an intimate, live environment. Since 2007, the Forum has been a key part of Art Dubai’s extensive cultural programming. It has brought together over 400 global minds from pop culture to renowned academia: artists, curators, museum directors, filmmakers, novelists, historians, philosophers, technologists, entrepreneurs, musicians and performers, dialogue with one another across disciplines, reporting from every part of the world, painting a truly 21st century portrait of how the globalized world thinks.
13:00 – 14:30
Sotheby’s season in Dubai is launching with eclectic highlights from their auctions across the globe – ranging from myriad rare and historical objects from the Islamic world and exquisite Orientalist paintings to cutting-edge Modern and Contemporary canvases by the most sought-after Middle Eastern artists. Highlights to be unveiled include a rare painting by icon of Iranian modernism Bahman Mohasses and ornate Indian jewellery. The exhibition will be accompanied by educational events, workshops and lectures. including a talk by Dr Houman Sarshar on the Art of Collecting.