Dubai is a city full of adventures and trends. You can go anywhere in Dubai and find the latest changing art, fashion culture, climate and technology. You will always find yourself influence by these embracing trends and cultures. In spite of, Dubai’s reputation as a land that forgot its culture values, the city organizes many world-class festivals, depicting music, and visual arts.
The Art Dubai festival take place at Madinat Jumeirah (in every march). It was the first contemporary Art festival of Dubai. Contemporary art in Dubai is flourishing day by day. The work of these artists is a dynamic combination of methods, concepts and subjects that encounters traditional boundaries. Middle East reproduces a wide range of materials, media as well as the opportunity to think what art is and how it is defined. Artists today explore concepts, ideas and practice the work that defines past and imagine future. Dubai hosts several international art fairs including abstract art and contemporary art. Art Dubai and Sikka Art fair are the major Art events in Dubai. The event is conducted under the supervision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE.
The event has diversity for many art lovers. Every year, almost 90 galleries exhibit their paintings and art portraits. Whole event is organized in three programs. Contemporary or modern art is devoted to modern inventers of art in Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Theme based art exhibitions are also the part of Art Dubai Festival. Since from last ten years, Art Dubai has become a keystone of region’s rapidly growing contemporary Art society.
Art Dubai has made its name as the most globalized meeting point for Art lovers. Starting with quality work and miscellany, it emphasizes on keeping an intimate human scale for Art. Art Dubai festival is organized with the partnership of The Abraaj Group. The event is sponsored by Julius Baer and Piaget. Dubai Art and Culture Authority is also the strategic partner of Dubai Art festival. The 2009 Art Event hosted almost 70 galleries of art work of different kinds from Middle East, Europe, Asia, Australia, North and south America including Modern Art. One of the prominent achievement of this year art work in UAE was the addition of Modern Section in Art Dubai. 15 artists in total displayed the contemporary Art work in this event. The first Surreal Art Festival (three-dimensional pavement Art) recently took place in Dubai, exhibiting Art work that appears to rise from ground.
SIKKA Art Festival:
SIKKA art festival is an annual event organized by Culture & Art Authority of Middle East in 2011 for the first time in Dubai. The Arabic word Sikka means “alleyway”. Initially the event was about visual and abstract art, but later it stared covering other events like music, workshops, film screening. It is held at Al Fahidi Historical near to Al-Bastakiya. This year the event is open for all performing arts, music and films by GCC- artists. Sikka celebrates its 6th edition, Curated by Mattar bin Lahej, who is the famous UAE painter, sculptor designer and photographer. In 11 days sitting, surrounded by the wind towers of Al Fahidi, there is a phantasm of musical performances, creative work of art, live paintings, and exhibitions. For international art display, there is also an international Art school “The School of Paris”, which displays original work of abstract art by legendary artists including Micro Chagall, Braque, and Picasso. Art helps in creating a better community to live in by providing a key element of life. It helps to increase the economy of country by increasing number of visitors. So do visit upcoming events, of art in Middle East, and buy paintings from these events in Dubai and experience different kinds of art work.