Date: 01 Feb – 15 Apr 2020
Category: Lifestyle, Arts, Community
Ticket price: Free
The 7th edition of the Dubai Art Season started from 1 February and will continue to 15 April. This annual event revolves around the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, SIKKA Art Festival, Art Dubai, DIFC Art Nights, Galleries Night at Alserkal Avenue, Middle East Film & Comic Con, World Art Dubai and the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.
Dubai Art Season is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the 2020 Dubai Art Season is two weeks longer than previous years, owing to the initiative’s growing popularity and its importance on the global cultural stage. Dubai Culture and Arts Authority launched the seventh edition of Dubai Art Season runs from 1st February until 15th April, 2020 under the slogan “Walk around the world of art and creativity”.
The season began with the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and will also include the 10th edition of Sikka Arts Festival 2020, Art Dubai, Dubai Art Season also witnesses the return of “DIFC Art Night” and Galleries Night at Alserkal Avenue. Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and above all else, love of reading and writing. Sikka Arts Festival A contemporary, artist-led festival with works from emerging UAE & GCC artists in the heart of Old Dubai. Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood to start from 19 – 29 March.
Art Dubai is back for its thirtenth edition, as the who’s who of the art world descends on Dubai to see contemporary and modern art from around the world, and attend the many workshops, lectures and exhibitions on offer. DIFC Art Nights DIFC’s vibrant community of fine art galleries open their doors to display a variety of fascinating exhibitions on the night. Featuring a unique fusion of art, culture and entertainment. This bi-annual community event showcases installations from both local and international artists, a unique Sculpture Walk, and a never seen before Staircase Gallery.
Hala Badri, director general of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority said: “Dubai Art Season is our annual showcase of all the most important events on Dubai Culture’s calendar but it is also a reflection of our commitment to the creative industry. In line with the vision of Dubai’s Strategic Plan for 2021 to establish the city as a vibrant metropolis that shapes arts and culture not only in the region but around the world, our focus is on bringing people together in the most creative and inspirational ways.
“Each event under the Dubai Art Season umbrella is designed to nurture and develop the talent that we have within the city and the country as a whole as well as to reinforce a sense of belonging, happiness and tolerance within Dubai’s diverse and multicultural society.”
Walid Ahmed, head of committee of Dubai Art Season at Dubai Culture, added: “We expect that the seventh edition of Dubai Art Season will be as memorable as the ones before it. Now that we are running for a period of almost 12 weeks, it is clear that year on year, Dubai Art Season is growing in importance and its impact upon Dubai’s creative community is vital for the long-term cultural prosperity in our city. We hope that even more people will join us this coming season at the wide variety of events happening during Dubai Art Season 2020.”
For more information please visit: www.dubaiculture.gov.ae/en/Our-Initiative/Pages/dubai-art-season.aspx