Art Dubai to host new “Dubai-focused” programme after postponing 2020 art fair

The new show will run later this month

Art Dubai to host new “Dubai-focused” programme after postponing 2020 art fair

Art Dubai will be hosting a new “Dubai-focused” programme this year, after announcing it was postponing its global event in 2020.

The annual art fair, which is in its 14th year, postponed the 2020 edition today (Tuesday March 10) “in consideration of the on-going global health implications of coronavirus”.

Art Dubai was due to run from Wednesday March 25 to Saturday March 28. New dates are yet to be confirmed, and instead there’s a new programme.

“Given the essential role the fair plays in promoting local and regional artists, we have made the decision to stage a programme tailored to the local cultural community instead, including existing fair programme contributors and thought-leaders,” said the Art Dubai team.

“The new format is planned to run on the same dates, and will present events, exhibitions, talks and strands of the existing Art Dubai programme.

“These will include local and regional gallery presentations, Global Art Forum, Residents and Campus Art Dubai.

“The goals and ambitions for this re-configured programme maintain our objective to deliver commercial, institutional and critical engagement with Dubai’s art ecosystem – a commitment of support to our local community that we felt an imperative to uphold.”

Further details will be announced in due course.

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Mar 25-28. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, www.artdubai.ae

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