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25 February 2024

Formalism in focus at Dubai art fair

Art Dubai will be held from March 17 to 20. (SUPPLIED)

By Staff Writer

An extensive line-up of art events and exhibitions will be staged at Art Dubai by Bidoun Projects, the not-for-profit curatorial wing of arts organisation and publisher Bidoun.

An exhibition called A New Formalism will take as its starting point the subtle articulation of four works that share a space.

"The exhibition will complement the rest of the programme, which looks at the spectacular and temporal nature of art fairs," said Antonia Carver, Director of Bidoun Projects.

"It brings together a selection of works by Hazem El Mestikawy, Iman Issa, Mahmoud Khaled and the collective U5 that together pose an expanded understanding of formalism."

Art Park, the converted car park beneath the galleries at Madinat Jumeirah, returns for a third year at Art Dubai, which runs from March 17 to 20. Film programmes organised with guest curators Masoud Amralla Al Ali, Aram Moshayedi and duo Özge Ersoy and Sohrab Mohebbi will be screened.

Art Park will also house the Bidoun Lounge, which will host a set of talks and performances looking at the relationship between archives, film, music and art.

UAE artist Ebtisam Abdul Aziz will display a new outdoor work.


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