Art Dubai has launched its online catalogue and performance programme on its website on Tuesday, March 24 after coronavirus disrupts scheduled event.
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24 March 2020, 12:00 AM
31 May 2020, 12:00 AM
After announcing it would postpone its 14th iteration due to the coronavirus outbreak, Art Dubai organisers have turned to the digital realm to present more than 500 works from about 50 galleries. The works will be on view until the summer.
At a time when even the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed, Art Dubai has refused to press the pause button. As the UAE went into lock down on Wednesday, one of the biggest art fairs in the region—with a considerable Indian art component—came alive.
Going beyond just the online catalogue of 500 art works, there is also an Art Dubai Performance Programme, which has been adapted to an online performing space. Trying to offer succour through art, the festival has a performance programme on healing. A collaborative effort across the world, the programme has been curated by Marina Fokidis who lives in Athens.
This time, everyone is invited. You don’t even need a ticket—just visit the Art Dubai website.
Visitors can browse through the various mediums in the catalogue and search by artist or gallery. Prices are not listed online, but potential collectors will be able to fill out an inquiry form directly on the website.
Art Dubai stated that it would provide galleries 50 per cent cash refund and 50 per cent credit on their booth fees for the next fair.