This year’s edition of Art Dubai has seen major tie-ups with Saudi arts institutions, thereby adding strength and depth to the contemporary art movement in the Gulf.
Jameel Arts Centre opening date announced
Jameel Arts Centre, Northside view from the Creek. (Courtesy of Serie Architects)
Thirty major works by artists from the MENASA region – including Jananne Al-Ani, Kader Attia, Basim Magdy, Huma Mulji, Wael Shawky, and the 2018 winner, Lawrence Abu Hamdan (featured at this year’s Art Dubai) – will be loaned long-term to the new Dubai institution.
Art Jameel will not only exhibit the works to a broad public through its own arts spaces, but also commits to maintaining the current active loans policy of the Abraaj Group Art Prize; to date works have been shown at, among other sites, Guggenheim and the New Museum, New York; MACBA, Barcelona; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and the biennials of Sharjah, Sydney, Singapore and Venice. The Abraaj Group Art Prize is awarded annually during Art Dubai in March.