The Abu Dhabi Art fair expands the notion of the traditional art fair, placing emphasis on a diverse public program that includes installations and exhibitions, debates and events that take place in different spaces throughout the year. In November, the fair opens its doors, and is configured as a commercial platform for galleries, while offering artists the opportunity to mount ambitious installations and works site specific to an audience of more than 20,000 people.
There are three main sectors: Modern & Contemporary, with galleries featuring exceptional artists and works – dedicated to established galleries that have been in business for over 7 years; Special Projects, which features stands with solo shows or with two artists – galleries can participate in the main sector or apply only to this individual category; and Focus, a curated section that only features galleries invited by the curator who organizes the selection year by year.
Abu Dhabi Art 2018
Opening (invitation only): 14/11
Visitation: 15 to 17/11/18; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 pm to 9 pm.
Manarat Al Saadiyat: Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi. Tickets: AED55