Dubai & Sharjah - Fair

Art Dubai 2016: Modern

Madinat Jumeirah

16 Mar 201619 Mar 2016

Art Dubai Modern is devoted to modern art from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, presented by regionally and internationally based galleries. Each exhibitor presents a solo or two-person show, featuring work by modern masters from the twentieth century (up to the year 2000).

The full list of galleries selected for Art Dubai Modern 2016:

Chaouki Chamoun / Alfred Basbous
Artspace, Dubai / London

Samia Halaby / Moustafa Fathi
Ayyam Gallery, Dubai / Beirut

Geoffrey Mukasa
Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi

Yahia Turki
Elmarsa, Tunis / Dubai

Adam Henein
Karim Francis Gallery, Cairo

Abdur Rahman Chughtai / Syed Sadequain
Grosvenor Gallery, London

Mounirah Mosly / Ahmed Nawar
Hafez Gallery, Jeddah

Maliheh Afnan
Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai

Hédi Turki / Rafik El Kamel
Le Violon Bleu, Tunis

Shakir Hassan al Said / Faiq Hassan
Meem Gallery, Dubai

Huguette Caland / Laure Ghorayeb
Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut

Ali Akbar Sadeghi
Shirin Gallery, Tehran / New York

Twins Seven-Seven / Rufus Ogundele
Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Abuja

Muhanna Durra / Samia Taktak Zaru
Wadi Finan Art Gallery, Amman
Galleries were asked to submit proposals for booth exhibitions by artists whose work has proven highly influential during the twentieth century and on later generations of artists, and are encouraged to focus on a particular period or thematic within an artist’s practice.

Proposals are reviewed by an Advisory Committee, made up of curators and historians with a particular interest in modernist practices of the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The committee discusses each application, basing their final selection on the curatorial strength of the gallery exhibition programme and the gallery’s submitted proposal.

Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee

Art Dubai Modern is advised by a specialist Advisory Committee, made up of renowned curators and historians including:

Savita Apte
art historian specialising in modern and contemporary South Asian art and chair of The Abraaj Group Art Prize

Catherine David
renowned curator with an extensive experience in the Middle East, whose exhibitions include Documenta X, currently Deputy Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne

Kristine Khouri
researcher and a writer based in Beirut and co-founder of the History of Arab Modernities in the Visual Arts Study Group

Nada Shabout
an art historian specialising in modern Arab and Iraqi art and Consulting Director of Research at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Bisi Silva
renowned curator specialising in modern and contemporray African art and founder/director of Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA,Lagos)

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Curators

Savita Apte

Catherine David

Catherine David

Kristine Khouri

Nada Shabout

Bisi Silva

Special Events

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Mashreq Private Banking Lounge, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: RSVP

Ladies Tour: Led by the Art Dubai Modern curatorial committee (Savita Apte, Catherine David, Kristine Khouri, Nada Shabout and Bisi Silva).

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sunset Lounge, Art Dubai Modern, Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Performance
Admission: RSVP

RCA Secret Dubai: 1,000 Postcard sized artworks from the world’s leading creatives as well as RCA alumni and regional artists and designers, available to buy for 500 AED each.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Meet at the Mashreq Private Banking Lounge, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: RSVP

Led by the Art Dubai Modern curatorial committee (Savita Apte, Catherine David, Kristine Khouri, Nada Shabout and Bisi Silva). Mashreq Private Banking is the exclusive partner of Art Dubai Modern.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sunset Lounge, Art Dubai Modern, Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Performance
Admission: RSVP

RCA Secret Dubai: 1,000 Postcard sized artworks from the world’s leading creatives as well as RCA alumni and regional artists and designers, available to buy for 500 AED each.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Meet at the Mashreq Private Banking Lounge, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: RSVP

Led by the Art Dubai Modern curatorial committee (Savita Apte, Catherine David, Kristine Khouri, Nada Shabout and Bisi Silva).

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Meet at the Mashreq Private Banking Lounge, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: RSVP

Led by the Art Dubai Modern curatorial committee (Savita Apte, Catherine David, Kristine Khouri, Nada Shabout and Bisi Silva).

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sunset Lounge, Art Dubai Modern, Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Performance
Admission: RSVP

RCA Secret Dubai: 1,000 Postcard sized artworks from the world’s leading creatives as well as RCA alumni and regional artists and designers, available to buy for 500 AED each.

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OPENING:
wed 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm; thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm; fri 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm; sat, sun, sun, sun 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

ADMISSION:
One-Day Pass: 50 AED Three-Day Pass: 80 AED; Children 18 years old and under, university students with valid ID are admitted free of charge.

T: +971 4 563 1400 M: info@artdubai.ae W: ART DUBAI