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Mohammed bin Rashid tours 17th edition of Art Dubai

Sat 02 Mar 2024    
| 2 min read

Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, toured the 17th edition of Art Dubai, a prominent global platform showcasing art and artists from the Middle East and the Global South. The event, held at Madinat Jumeirah from 1-3 March, attracted artists and creatives from diverse backgrounds.

During his visit, His Highness emphasized the UAE’s commitment to fostering an environment where artists and creative professionals worldwide can flourish. He highlighted the country’s ethos of tolerance, openness, and inclusiveness, underscoring the importance of creative expression for the advancement of civilizations.

His Highness praised Dubai’s efforts in launching various art events that have gained global recognition, enriching the emirate’s cultural landscape and attracting top creative talent from around the world. He commended the leadership of H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, for accelerating the development of the cultural sector and elevating Dubai’s profile on the global cultural map.

Art Dubai’s evolution into a major platform for showcasing global art has contributed to Dubai’s emergence as a significant center for the global creative economy. His Highness noted that the UAE will continue launching initiatives to strengthen its position as a hub for creative industries and expand its cultural impact globally.

Accompanied by prominent officials including Mohammad Ahmad Al Murr, Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Essa Kazim, Mona Ghanem Al Marri, and Jamal bin Huwaireb, His Highness explored Art Dubai’s diverse offerings, including contemporary, modern, and digital gallery presentations, alongside newly commissioned works by local, regional, and international artists.

Art Dubai, with its focus on highlighting art and galleries from regions often overlooked on the global stage, serves as a vital platform for diverse artistic expression. The event features more Dubai-based exhibitors than ever before, contributing significantly to the city’s cultural enrichment and its growth as a major global commercial art center.

As part of the Dubai Art Season, Art Dubai plays a key role in celebrating the emirate’s growing creative and cultural landscape. His Highness was briefed on the art fair’s support for the region’s evolving cultural ecosystem and expanding cultural scene, including its broad programming and education initiatives.

Art Dubai continues to champion art and artists from the Global South through its various sections, annual artist commissions, and multidisciplinary thought leadership programs, reaffirming its status as the premier platform for modern and contemporary art from diverse regions.

Also read: Art Dubai: Digital Extension of Original Italian Masterpieces for Collectors, Museums, and Galleries

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