Art Dubai 2016: All Roads Connect

Harpers Bazaar Arabia, March 13, 2016

Art Dubai 2016 seems to be looking in every direction at once. This year, the fair reflects on its past ten years through a marketing campaign that highlights significant and mundane events from 2006 (think first Brazilian astronaut in space, the deaths of James Brown and Steve Irwin, launch of twitter), further commemorated through the fair’s special project space given over to the newly created non-profit Atassi Foundation for Art and Culture as tribute to Syrian artists and through its galleries and project artists. With over 500 artists representing 70 nationalities, highlighting a region stretching from Algiers to Manila, Art Dubai is truly representative of the widest possible array of current art production from across the globe.


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