Art aficionados assemble, as World Art Dubai is back with its seventh edition

Art lovers of Dubai, if you’re upset about Art Dubai 2021 getting over, worry not, because culture vultures have another event to add to their dairy –World Art Dubai.

Returning for its seventh edition, World Art Dubai will bring affordable contemporary art from all over the world under one roof for the increasing art demand of the Middle East. Starting from April 7, over 2,000 works from 200 local and international artists and galleries will be coming together over a packed four-day programme. Themed ‘Inspired By Great Artists’ this year, will take place at Hall 1 and 2 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

With the art season all over the region, this would be another event to connect with fellow art connoisseurs and also build a connection between the artist and its audience. The event is said to attract seasoned art collectors, enthusiasts and newcomers to collaborate and share their works. This year, too, the event aims to do the same, as they kick-start the local arts and culture scene for 2021.

The event has lined up numerous exhibits like diverse art pieces available at reasonable rates. The wall art section will have a collection from 27 countries including Israel, Nigeria, Malaysia and Uzbekistan, who will join show stalwarts from the UK, India, Russia and more.

Another highlight of the event would be Urban Art DXB’s return to World Art Dubai with an extended area dedicated to graffiti and street art. The dedicated zone will have live sessions from local and international artists including Maddy Butcher, Fink 22 and Pure Evil. There is also going to street art jam battle which will take place throughout the four-day fair with two teams of two street artists competing to create the winning piece. Spectators can get involved by voting on Instagram for their favourites and the lucky two artists winning the highest number of votes, gets a free-of-charge space at World Art Dubai 2022.

Urban Art DXB at World Art Dubai

The art fair also a section for Sustainable art, titled ‘Where Art and Sustainability Meet’, curated by contemporary artists, Diyali Bhalla and Beena Samuel. The two will put sustainability under the spotlight at this year’s World Art Dubai which is entirely created using upcycled newspapers and discarded printer papers.

There is also a section for wearable art offering bespoke artistic apparels and accessories. Artify with Craftology by Ella Orencillo is making a return as she is about to showcase shoes, accessories and clothing with Ella’s signature pop-art and vivid colours. Even Dubai-based designer, Samar Raafat, will be impressing fashion lovers with a catwalk show featuring her handmade wearable art, Covering both female and male clothing.

Additionally, there would be workshops for visitors of all ages. Workshops like kettle painting, flower crown making, photography workshops, pottery classes among others will be held at World Art Dubai.

There is also going to be art discussions over tea where speakers and audience are invited to speak about art over tea. Topics like healing and positivity of art, working with designers by the online art gallery, art conversations with a blank canvas, art of curation and the creative process et al. will be discussed here.

Image Credit: World Art Dubai | Twitter

Angelia S. Rico

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