The region's most affordable art fair is back this week and has a stellar line up in-store. This year’s edition will feature more than 200 established and emerging artist and galleries from 27 countries. The event will display some 2,000 pieces under the theme 'Discovering New Perspectives'.
There's a diverse line-up of artists at this year's exhibition, including debuting artists from Malaysia, Uzbekistan, and Nigeria. This year’s event will bring a new dimension to the show, with an even more versatile range of artforms. The event will include robotic shows, sustainable and fashion installations, as well as a collaboration with the Theatre of Digital Art, The Art of Dance and photography and art workshops.
“World Art Dubai is a catalyst for home-grown talent to gain exposure alongside internationally renowned artists showcasing their latest work, sharing knowledge and educating the community, with a common goal of nurturing the local art scene and supporting the UAE’s wider cultural vision. After a challenging year, we are reuniting the global art ecosystem, urging visitors to see things differently through various cultural touchpoints, both traditional and futuristic,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC.
With some incredible new installations, tackling world issues, one of the standout exhibitions is that of AI NORN. The company is the brains behind one of the worlds leading robotic artists are debuting in the region. The debut exhibition will use photographs from visitors and transform them into art, using an analysis of shapes and colours. The robot then mixes the colours and replicates the image using brush strokes. Inkopia will provide customized digital art via its VR printing service, which prints magnets with a choice of a photo.
The dedicated street art area of the exhibition, Urban Art DXB, promises to be one of the most incredible shows at the exhibition. Street art is growing in the city and indeed the country. all over in little and large corners, there are numerous street art and graffiti splashed across walls. This dedicated section to street art will host a street art jam, where two teams will compete to win a space at next years show. the space up for grabs is also free of charge.
Elsewhere, we are looking forward to the Theatre of Digital Art, which will exhibit a revolutionary digital journey using high-end technology combined with classic art and effects. The show will feature two masterpieces, Monet to Kandinsky and The Impressionist.
World Art Dubai will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre, halls 1 and 2 from April 10. The event will be open from 1-9 pm daily, except for Saturday when it closes at 8 pm. Tickets to enter is $5.54 (AED 20) for adults and $2.72 (AED 10) for children. All Covid-19 safety measures and protocols will be observed.