Fair Director, Art Dubai
I want visitors to walk away from Art Dubai having learnt something new. There are plenty of opportunities to discover artists: out of our 93 galleries coming from 43 countries several are coming for the first time, from as far afield as Algeria, Norway and Peru. Particularly memorable might be an ‘interruption’ in the halls by performances, a multi-sensory experience through Atfal Ahdath’s take on The Room or witnessing an inspiring conversation at the Global Art Forum. This year sees our inaugural symposium accompanying Art Dubai Modern and a tribute exhibition to the late, great, Hassan Sharif. The fair’s diverse community programming brings so much rich content to Art Week, helping to keep artists, curators, students and professionals all busy and inspired.