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  • November 22, 2023
Abu Dhabi Art Fair’s Grand 15th Edition Unveils As A Global Art Extravaganza

Manarat Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi will transform into a vibrant hub for artistic expression from 22-26 November, as it hosts the 15th edition of the Abu Dhabi Art Fair. This year’s event, organized by the UAE’s Department of Culture and Tourism, promises to be the largest yet, featuring an impressive lineup of 92 galleries from 31 countries.]

What sets this edition apart is not only its scale but also its emphasis on multicultural representation. With a special focus on galleries and artists from the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and beyond, the fair aims to create a diverse and inclusive artistic dialogue.

As the art world converges in Abu Dhabi, the timing is particularly significant with the fair coinciding with the lead-up to COP28, the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, scheduled from November 30 to December 12. The Abu Dhabi Art Fair serves as the culmination of a year-long visual arts program, capturing the burgeoning art scenes in West Asia, North Africa, and South Asia.

Breaking new ground, the 92 galleries include representatives from Georgia, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, and Chile, expanding the fair’s global footprint. Notable mentions include works presented by Ramallah-based Gallery One, featuring artists like Kamal Boullata, Walid Abu Shakra, Tayseer Barakat, Sliman Mansour, and Samia Halaby.

Adding another layer of artistic richness, Tabari Art Space will showcase a solo booth of new works by Palestinian Gaza-born artist Hazem Harb, providing a unique perspective and contributing to the diverse tapestry of this international art celebration. As the art world converges in Abu Dhabi, the 15th Abu Dhabi Art Fair promises to be a dynamic and culturally enriching experience for art enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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