Date: 12 Apr – 15 Apr 2017
Category: Arts, Community, Family, Lifestyle, Experiences
Ticket price: AED 20
World Art Dubai is back for a third edition. This time around, artists from five continents from all over 150 international galleries have come to Dubai. They are all going to exhibit their works in an exceptional fusion of art, education and entertainment, further asserting Dubai’s prominence as a leading destination for the creative arts. Paintings and prints, photography, sculpture, installations, mixed media, and new media will be available at a range of prices, from AED 360 – 73,500.
This will make the event very interesting for both amateur collectors and professionals. There are a number of workshops, live performances, seminars and a contemporary craft market. World Art Dubai is set to showcase the booming Middle East contemporary art scene with its exceptional selection of international galleries and artists from five continents. As a part of Dubai’s Official Art Season, World Art Dubai reproduces the city’s growing prominence as a leading cultural and artistic hub with a unique fusion of art, education and entertainment featuring a diverse collection of contemporary art work, paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and media ranging from $100 to $20,000. New for this edition, Exhibition Islam is dedicated exclusivity to contemporary works inspired by the Middle East cultural traditions. Visitors will be able to explore the history, cultures, and art of the Middle East from the past, present, and future.
According to the recent TEFAF Art Market Report the global sales of art in 2016 were $45 billion, up 1.7 percent on 2015. The report features a stable and resilient market, that talks about positive growth. Sales are moving away from the auction houses to the private sector, both to private sales by auction houses and to dealers. In 2016, public auction sales of works of art, high-end jewelry, and decorative arts, reached $16.9 billion globally, a drop from $20.8 billion in 2015. The report reveals that there was a drop in prices of Modern art sold at auction in the U.S. and Europe. Contemporary art prices at auction in those region are approximately 4 percent higher.
Art exhibitions, both internationally and locally have been the most important point for acquiring new buyers, which is the largest concern of art dealers and galleries reporting to annual survey.
Dubai World Trade Centre
Sheikh Zayed Rd
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 332 1000
Photo courtesy: www.worldartdubai.com
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