Middle East’s leading international art fair Art Dubai returns with its 16thedition at Madinat Jumeirah from March 1-5, 2023. India is making its mark at Art Dubai with three galleries – Latitude 28, Shrine Empire and Experimenter presenting art works of Indian contemporary artists.
ACF shares for its readers Indian galleries showcasing at Art Dubai.
The artworks represented by Delhi based gallery Latitude 28 at Art Dubai 2023 are the depiction of social identities of class, gender, and race produced through the dynamic push and pull of personal histories, matter and place. Memory and identity are important artefacts of this profound cultural exchange.
Latitude 28 brings together the works of Gopa Trivedi, Khadim Ali, Niyeti Chadha Kannal, Noor Ali Chagani, Shalina Vichitra, Sudipta Das, and Waswo X. Waswo. Artists from the Indian Subcontinent are increasingly delving into the possibilities of re-infusing traditional forms of art with new media, thus creating their own idioms which are at once post-colonialist and post-modernist. Some of these artists rework the evocativeness and stylization of miniature schools of painting to generate new socio-political discourses. Alluding to mythological/ historical narratives in the modern context, these artists locate their identities at the crux of historicity and contemporaneousness.
Delhi based gallery Shrine Empire is presenting a group show with artists Anoli Perera from Sri Lanka, Tayeba Begum Lipi from Bangladesh and Baaraan Ijlal from India
Kolkata based gallery Experimenter is exhibiting works of seven artists – Adip Dutta, Ayesha Sultana, Aziz Hazara, Praneet Soi. Radhika Khimji, Rathin Barman and Soumya Sankar Bose.
Over the past 16 years, Art Dubai has cemented its role in being a major catalyst in the local, regional and international conversations on art from the Middle East and surrounding region (MENASA – Middle East, North Africa & South Asia), and putting art from these territories onto the global map.
As one of the world’s most international art fairs, Art Dubai has further expanded its commitment to cultivating a culture of discovery, offering exciting new global perspectives and broadening conversations about art beyond traditional western-led geographical scopes and narratives.
The fair drives meaningful engagement with the rich cultural heritage and contemporary art practices of the region and extending to territories across Southeast and Central Asia, the African continent, and Latin America through presentations across its gallery sections.
In its role as talent incubator, Art Dubai has been the launch pad and development platform of the successful careers of artists, curators and art professionals, and continues to celebrate art excellence through its extended fair programming and initiatives. Art Dubai also works closely with its partners in producing innovative art programming and supporting the cultural community.
Art Dubai is part of a vibrant and dynamic local art ecology, and operates in close collaboration with institutions that are the heartbeat of artistic production in the UAE, such as the Jameel Arts Centre, Ishara Art Foundation, Sharjah Art Foundation, Maraya Art Centre, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Tashkeel, NYUAD Art Gallery and Alserkal Avenue among others.