A UAE man stands in front of an artwork, entitled Peranance, by Moebius from the collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain during the official opening of the Art Dubai exhibition, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 March 2011. Image from Art Daily: EPA/ALI HAIDER.
The fair is open and today is Ladies Day at the Art Dubai. So, if you’re not a lady, come and see ikonoMENASA in the Arena Foyer! Or just turn on your TV: ikonoMENASA is now showing on Etisalat in all of the UAE. Tune in to channel 484! More news from the fair coming up.
Art Daily: “Welcoming a total of 81 galleries from 34 countries—with one-third of the participants based in the Middle East, one-third in Europe and one-third in the United States and Asia—the latest edition of Art Dubai is presented from Wednesday, 16 March through Saturday, 19 March 2011, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VicePresident and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai. This year’s Art Dubai, the first organised under the leadership of Fair Director Antonia Carver, is also the most diverse and forward-looking to date for the Middle East’s largest contemporary art event.
“Dubai has been a trading post and meeting point for South Asia, Iran, the Arab world and Africa for hundreds of years,” said Antonia Carver. “Over the past decade, Dubai has become the commercial art centre of the region and a city of ideas and entrepreneurship, providing homegrown support for artists, exhibitions and galleries. Through the fair and our platforms for dialogue, Art Dubai has been an integral part of this development and while rooted in the region, we are committed to looking to the future and continuing our role as a catalyst linking Asia and the Middle East with the rest of the world.”
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