The fifth season of World Art Dubai opened on April 3rd with an engaging schedule of educational workshops, interactive talks and cultural performances complimenting the 3,000-plus collection of artworks on sale at Dubai World Trade Centre, DWTC.
Sheikh Saeed Halls 2&3, Dubai
World Trade Centre District
03 April 2019, 02:00 PM
06 April 2019, 09:00 PM
For those who’s ever thought of buying a piece of artwork, and then actually inquired about the prices at an art fair, the experience is discouraging at best. The contemporary art market has long since soared out of reach for most of the buying public, even those with an unrestricted income to spend.
Fortunately a number of satellite fairs have popped up in various cities to offer artworks that many people can reasonably afford. Dubai’s affordable fair which started on 3rd April, in its fifth year: World Art Dubai, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Pieces start from around $100 and the collection includes classic, modern and abstract paintings, cubism pieces, mixed media works, sculptures, pop art and calligraphy. From photographers and calligraphers, to graffiti pioneers and fashion creators, World Art Dubai offers visitors an immersive and interactive experience to browse and buy bespoke works. The four-day art festival boasts artworks from 150-plus artists and galleries from 30 countries across five continents.
The participating galleries include- the Indian gallery Aart SouqK 6 or the UK gallery Ben Eine & Pure Evil, which sells pop-inspired graffiti work. A smattering of stalls are leased by artists to show their own work, such as Islamic-inspired abstractions by the Saudi artist Abeer Abdullah Al-Khalifah, paintings by the Cairo-born Wageeh Hassan, and a mix of figurative and abstract paintings by the Syrian artist Abdelrahman Shamieh, which are priced at around $500 (Dh1840) to $1000. Luis Fuentes, a Peruvian artist, has a stall of paintings of house windows framing the sea for around $1000 to $5000.
A graffiti workshop runs from 4pm to 6pm every day of the fair, and events for children include making yarn-toys on Thursday from 3 to 4 and abstract painting from 3pm to 4.30pm on Saturday.
World Art Dubai continues to change the format of the limitations of a modern, accessible art event. This year’s fair taps into the latest trends through its pool of expert curators and artists. World Art Dubai’s aim is to entertain and enthral every visitor, stretch their imaginations and provide added value beyond the already affordable art on display
Entry to World Art Dubai is AED25 for a daily pass when purchased on site at DWTC’s Sheikh Saeed Halls 2 and 3. The show is open from 14:00 - 21:00 on 3rd April, and 13:00 - 21:00 from 4th - 6th April.