Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence today inaugurated the works of the fourteenth edition of ART. Dubai, the leading art exhibition in the region, to be hosted this year by the Dubai International Financial Center, and will continue until Saturday, the third of April 2021, with the participation of 50 art exhibitions from 31 countries.
Nine exhibitions from within the UAE present in this year’s edition a group of their most important collections within the largest participation of their kind in the history of the exhibition, which increases the importance of the event, which is the most prominent of its kind organized by the physical presence in the UAE, and one of the first international art exhibitions that have a direct presence Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, in continuation to Dubai’s assertion of its ability to host and organize major events within the framework of full commitment to implementing all preventive measures that ensure the safety and health of everyone, including exhibitors and visitors.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan’s tour included the various components of the artistic event, which comes as one of the most important artistic events on the cultural agenda of the UAE and the Arab Gulf region, with its distinct artistic works, the owners of the prominent art exhibitions participating in building new bridges to communicate with the public through Dubai, with all its importance as a center for cultural and artistic work in the region.
His Excellency was accompanied during his tour of the exhibition His Excellency Mohammed Ahmed Al-Murr, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed bin Rashid Library, His Excellency Issa Kazim, Governor of the Dubai International Financial Center, and His Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of the Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai, where His Excellency the Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence was briefed on the most important things This copy distinguishes the works of the most prominent artists to whom the participating works belong to and the various contemporary schools of art they represent.
His Excellency listened to an explanation about the most important exhibits and the various artistic trends that they express, while the exhibitors affirmed their appreciation for all the efforts that Dubai is making aimed at supporting creative work, whether at the local or regional as well as global levels, confirming its position as a focal point for cultural and artistic work. And as a positive, influential force in the direction of reaching the best, by pushing the march of human creativity in all fields.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan expressed his appreciation to the organizers of the exhibition for its impact in promoting opportunities for the prosperity and progress of creative work in Dubai and the UAE, confirming its position as a beacon of civilized radiation in the region, noting his Excellency all the measures taken and steps aimed at motivating creators to Continuing their dedication and enriching human civilization with more works that testify to the artist and creator’s ability to spread the values and messages of goodness and beauty among people at all times.
The tour included the three major halls for the exhibition, for which the DIFC allocated an area of 3,400 square meters, which reflects the extent of interest in the message of this event, which annually attracted tens of thousands of visitors, and aimed over the past years to establish its position as one of the most prominent cultural platforms in the region. And one of the most important art galleries in the world.
His Excellency the Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence briefed on the details of the “remote participation” program developed by the organizers of the “Art Dubai” exhibition using the latest technologies in order to give the opportunity for exhibitions that were unable to travel from separate regions of the world to attend and actively participate in the event, to be present with their work through Remote participation technologies, thanks to the strong technological infrastructure offered by Dubai, contribute to achieving this goal in order not to deprive a part of the global creative community of the opportunity to participate, meet and exchange ideas about the prospects for creative development in the region and the world.
At the end of the tour, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan watched an exhibition of photographs dating back to the seventies of the last century, and chronicling important stages from the early establishment of the foundations of the federation after the declaration of the establishment of the United Arab Emirates on December 2, 1971.