From humble beginnings to international art fair extravaganza, the sixth annual Art Dubai fair returns to its roots this March. 2012′s Art Dubai promises to be its strongest edition yet, with a variety of artistic and educational programs, satellite fairs, commissioned projects, and performative tours. Featuring 75 galleries from 32 countries, the event has become a fundamental feature in the MENASA region (Middle East/North Africa/South Asia), expanding to include art from across the globe.
Mutualart: What are some other highlights of this year’s Art Dubai?
Antonia Carver: So many! The Global Art Forum is an absolute highlight, featuring over 50 contributors, and some brilliant discussions and projects — from an in-depth look at news production, to radio and publishing projects. Many of the galleries are producing solo exhibitions — such as Chemould Prescott Road’s solo show of new work by Shezad Dawood, to Experimenter with Adip Dutta. Marianne Boesky Gallery is bringing seminal work by theArte Povera artist Pier Paolo Calzolari, while the Pace Gallery is bringing drawings in ash by Zhang Huan. Goodman,, from South Africa, is presenting a solo show of work by William Kentridge. The Third Line has fantastic new work by Amir H. Fallah, Hayv Kahraman, and Laleh Khorramian. The Marker section of curated booths features contemporary artists from Indonesia — really fresh, exciting work that you rarely see on the international stage.
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