Istanbul Galleries at Art Dubai 2015
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Taking place from 18-21 March, this year's Art Dubai hosts Istanbul based galleries Sanatorium with works by Ahmet Doğu İpek and Pi Artworks with Susan Hefuna and Gulay Semercioğlu.
Taking place each year in March, Art Dubai presents a select yet diverse line-up of around 90 galleries from the UAE and around the world, across three programmes: Contemporary; Modern, devoted to masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia; and Marker, a curated section of artspaces that focuses each year on a particular theme or geography.
Art Dubai’s extensive not-for-profit programme includes a dynamic roster of commissioned projects, film and radio programmes; artists’ and curators’ residencies; educational initiatives for children through to professionals, including the year-round art school Campus Art Dubai; an annual exhibition of works by winners of The Abraaj Group Art Prize; and the critically-acclaimed Global Art Forum.
Over the last eight years, Art Dubai has become a cornerstone of the region’s booming contemporary art community. Recognised as one of the most globalised meeting points in the art world today, Art Dubai places an emphasis on maintaining its intimate, human scale while foregrounding quality and diversity.
Art Dubai is held in partnership with The Abraaj Group and is sponsored by Emaar and Julius Baer. Madinat Jumeirah is home to the event. Mashreq Private Banking is the exclusive partner of Art Dubai Modern. The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority is a strategic partner of Art Dubai, and supports the fair’s year-round education programme.
Ahmet Doğu İpek, Building Porn XII, 2014, watercolour on paper, 132x122cm. Photo: Courtesy of Sanatorium Gallery
Susan Hefuna, Building series, 2014, bronze, black patina. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Pi Artworks