The eleventh edition of Art Dubai, running March 15-18 2017, features 92 galleries from 45 countries, confirming itself as one of the most prestigious international art fairs in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
Composed by an extensive program of interventions and events, Art Dubai includes the annual art conference Global Art Forum. Beginning on Friday 13 January and culminating at Art Dubai (15-17 March 2017), GAF presents talks, discussions, performances, guided walks, music, bringing together a diverse line-up of artists, curators, musicians, writers and thought leaders. Conceived by Shumon Basar, Antonia Carver and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, this year’s Forum takes title “Trading Places”, focusing on the trade of goods and ideas that influence and model the world.
Taking place in Dubai and in UAE, a significant centre point between the world’s hemispheres, the theme, Trade, seems to be perfectly chosen. At the same way of a route of goods trade, gathering together the most influential voices of art, history, economics, philosophy, urbanism, literature, the Forum is conceived as a mixture of different points of view and disciplines: better defined by Shumon Basar as a “route for the movement of ideas and concepts”.
Click here to have a look at the events in program for GAF 2017.
- Shumon Basar, Commissioner of Global Art Forum 11. Courtesy of The Studio, Dubai.