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World Art Dubai Shines Spotlight on Indian Artists in 10th Anniversary Edition

The 10th anniversary edition of World Art Dubai, the region’s biggest contemporary art fair, opened on May 2nd with a strong Indian flavor, showcasing works by Indian artists and art organizations. Running until May 5th, the prestigious fair is hosting more than 400 renowned galleries and solo artists, representing 60+ countries countries, putting Indian art on the global stage alongside 10,000 artworks spanning paintings, sculptures, digital art installations and more.

The India Pavilion is buzzing with contemporary Indian art. Visitors can experience dynamic pop art, immersive installations, and unique fusions of art and interior design. These exhibits showcase the modern spirit of India’s art scene, featuring works by established and emerging artists like Sanuj Birla, Chappak Art Foundation, Mahesh Sharma, Alka Choudhary, Abhay Sehgal, Ajay Kumar Mattewada, as well as Rare Mandi Arts, Sanjay Chakraborty, Bharati Shah, Chandralekha Dubey and many others. Vidisha’s Creations, led by Dubai-based Indian folk artist Vidisha Pandey, breathes new life into long-forgotten Indian folk and tribal art forms, sharing this cultural treasure with a global audience.

The artworks are being showcased alongside 12 country pavilions representing artistic expressions from China, Turkey, Iran, America, Russia, the UAE, Europe, the UK, and the Arab world.

Organized at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the four-day fair is expected to attract thousands of art enthusiasts, collectors, and critics. In addition to the exhibitions, it features a packed schedule of events, talks, guided tours, and workshops.

World Art Dubai will also feature experiential art activations, live performances, and curated art talks and workshops. These interactive elements are designed to create a holistic cultural experience, celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of the global art scene. For Indian art lovers in the UAE, and those visiting Dubai, World Art Dubai 2024 offers a unique opportunity to experience the creme de la creme of Indian contemporary art along with creative expressions from around the world.

By: Vinod Kumar (Dubai)

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