Now in its third edition, Abu Dhabi Art is an annual boutique platform for modern and contemporary art and design bringing together galleries from all four corners of the world.
This year and for the first time, Abu Dhabi Art will witness an important strategic change as it will be held in Saadiyat Island´s Cultural District, where the Manarat Al Saadiyat exhibition space hosts a growing number of visitors and where the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will open from 2013.
Abu Dhabi Art is organized by TDIC (Tourism Development & Investment Company) and the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, working further to establish Abu Dhabi as a catalyst for art and culture, locally, regionally and internationally.
Galleries have a choice of the following sectors for the presentations of their works; Galleries, Signature, Bidaya, and Beyond and this year, we are also delighted to announce a new Design section for design galleries.
Gallery: the largest sector, open to established galleries in operation for at least 3 years.
Design: a sector for design galleries.
Signature: offering the opportunity to present emerging artists to the international art world in a solo show. A limited number of booths are reserved for Signature and open to galleries who are admitted into the Gallery sector.
Beyond: a platform for the presentation and sale of outdoor sculptures, site specific installations, public art works or performance art that exceeds the scope of exhibition booths. Despite an outdoor location, the sector is an integral part of Abu Dhabi Art and is open to galleries who are admitted into the Gallery sector.
Bidaya: one emerging gallery will be given the opportunity to take part in Bidaya, which translated from Arabic means beginning.
Artyfact: The Abu Dhabi Art retail store, stocking art and design publications, objects and gifts. Exhibitors are invited to propose their publications to be stocked in Artyfact.