WORLD ART DUBAI’S 7TH EDITION REAFFIRMS UAE’S PASSION FOR ART
The seventh edition of World Art Dubai, the region’s most accessible and affordable retail art fair has concluded following a hugely successful four days of sales and participation at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The show saw 250+ artists and galleries unite from 27 countries, to display more than 2,000 pieces of art, across a range of mediums including canvas, sculptures, street and digital art, among many more. Running under the theme ‘discovering new perspectives’, World Art Dubai brought together both local and international artists and visitors for an incredible exchange of artistic knowledge, experience and passion. Enjoying success, Jihan C saw significant sales over the first three days topping 30 pieces but cites the exposure she gets from the event equally as important; “I participated last year as well, and both editions have been very successful. For me, it is not only the sales that are important it is the exposure that World Art Dubai brings which is just as crucial. In terms of sales, I’ve sold a range of pieces and items which are small bookmarks, tabletop sculptures up to large wall art displays – in general it has been successful and by the end of day three I managed to sell up to 30 pieces. People are loving my work from all around the world, with most of the feedback saying it is unique, exclusive and luxurious.
And the most important part for me is sending the right message to preserve the history and architecture, so that people can connect and bridge cultures together. World Art Dubai is a very good platform for us as we get to meet more artists because we don’t get the chance to move around. Also, it is not only a place to sell but it’s a place for someone to come and find that special piece of art which may spur inspiration.” World Art Dubai rolled out stringent health & safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of all its visitors and exhibitors. The success of the four-day event underlines the Emirate’s burgeoning art scene, providing a key platform for the art community to flourish.
World Art Dubai is an important art platform on the UAE’s art stage. A collector can buy several pieces by a young artist who is only at the beginning of their path and career, which is a great investment and artists get the opportunity to present their art to a large international audience.”