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Art Dubai 2024: A Celebration of Global Creativity and Cultural Exchange

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The Return of Art Dubai: A Beacon of Cultural Innovation

Art Dubai, a cornerstone of Dubai’s cultural calendar, is set to return in March 2024 for its 17th edition. Scheduled to be held at Madinat Jumeirah from March 1st to 3rd, with previews on February 28th and 29th, the event promises to be a vibrant showcase of artistic talent and innovation under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

Highlights of Art Dubai 2024

This year’s edition of Art Dubai will feature specifically commissioned works and premieres by international artists, alongside a robust roster of talks and educational programs. The Global Art Forum, a key component of the fair and its primary conference, will explore how extreme weather can lead to change across various frontiers, including social, scientific, and cultural.

Expanding Educational Outreach

In its most extensive educational component yet, Art Dubai 2024 aims to reach 15,000 young people across over 100 schools. The Arm Holding Children’s Programme, a pivotal part of the fair, will select an artist to develop workshops that will continue in schools post-event. Indian artist Sahil Naik spearheads this year’s programme, focusing on workshops that prompt children to imagine future cities.

Commissioned Works and Thematic Focus

The fair will present a series of commissioned works rooted in themes of hope and healing, exploring art as a transformative power during challenging times. These works will include performances, films, and activations, created by artists from across the Global South, who will create introspective spaces highlighting communal practices and the healing process.

Fostering Professional Development

Campus Art Dubai, the fair’s professional development and traineeship program, will offer mentorship opportunities, masterclasses, and hands-on experience across the fair. Participants will also enjoy curated tours of Dubai’s cultural institutions, gaining insights into the city’s creative landscape.

Conclusion

Art Dubai 2024 continues to reinforce its role in the region’s cultural ecosystem, supporting artists, scholarship, cultural education, and thought leadership. The event reflects Dubai’s relentless reinvention and opportunity, further cementing its position as a hub of cultural and creative dynamism.

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