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Art Dubai Goes Digital

Publié le , par Vanessa Schmitz-Grucker

Art Dubai 2022 is holding its largest edition to date in Madinat Jumeirah from March 11 to 13.

© Art Gallery - Courtesy of Art Dubai Art Dubai Goes Digital

© Art Gallery - Courtesy of Art Dubai

The world's leading platform for art and artists from the Middle East and the Global South, Art Dubai's 15th edition will feature over 100 contemporary and modern galleries from over 40 countries, with more than 30 attending for the first time, and over 50% coming from the Global South. Newcomers include Andréhn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm/Paris), Foro.Space (Bogota), Isla Flotante (Buenos Aires), P420 (Bologna), Rhizome (Algiers) and Window Project (Moscow/Tbilisi).

But the big news of this edition is Art Dubai Digital: a new section dedicated to the development of art in the digital spheres, with NFT galleries and platforms from all over the world. The Global Art Forum will be bringing together leading creators and critics to explore the worlds of digital artifacts and crypto-economies: a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly expanding landscape. Art Dubai Digital will present a selection of digital artworks from 17 galleries and platforms, focusing on the context in which NFT, crypto-currencies, video art and virtual reality have developed since digital art first began to grow in the 1980s.

According to the fair's artistic director, Pablo del Val, "the fact that so much of the program is coming from the Global South highlights the ever-growing interest in and appetite for collecting non-Western art, a gallery scene now firmly establishing itself beyond the traditional centers of the art world, and the role played by Art Dubai as a platform for the region." He said he was "particularly delighted to launch Art Dubai Digital, which will provide a vital and significant bridge between a burgeoning global crypto-sphere and the international art market."

Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah (United Arab Emirates).
March 11 to 13, 2022.
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