Art Dubai Exhibit Set to be Held in 45 Galleries
The exhibition is set to take place physically at a “new purpose-built venue” in Dubai International Financial Centre from March 29- April 3.
According to a released statement, the new purpose-built structure will house around 45 galleries. It will offer more flexibility to visitors, whilst enabling organizers to more efficiently regulate the number of people attending the fair at any point in time, in accordance with the necessary safety and social distancing measures.
Visitors will also be required to book appointments through Art Dubai’s new application to avoid crowding.
Due to travel restriction at place because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the fair have announced that they are introducing a remote program that will enable galleries to virtually present their physical exhibitions to visitors outside the county.
Art Dubai will announce its updated list of participating galleries later this month.
In September, the fair announced that Hala Khayat, a long-time modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art expert and a former specialist in Arab, Iranian and Turkish art at Christie’s Dubai, will be its new regional director. While at Christie’s, Khayat, who comes from Syria, set up an NGO titled SAFIR in 2014 that promotes the work of young Syrian artists.