“Boutique” Abu Dhabi art fair welcomes 6 new Asian galleries


Abu Dhabi Art recently announced the participating galleries for its fourth edition, set to run from 7 to 10 November 2012. This year, six new galleries from Asia have been added to the exhibitor list.

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Sharjah Biennial 11’s global courtyard: Architects from 5 countries to design


Chief Curator Yuko Hasegawa recently announced the building of a brand new city structure which will house works by artists invited to participate in Sharjah Biennial 11.

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Heritage factory renovation to lay new foundations in Sharjah art scene – The National


The National recently reported on two cultural development projects set to grow Sharjah’s cultural footprint. The projects herald further development for the burgeoning art hub.

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Art Dubai: strong sales shine through fog of political tension


The sixth edition of Art Dubai recently wrapped up, running from 21 to 24 March 2012. The fair reportedly logged high sales, despite political tension in the region fuelled by the Arab Spring.

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Sharjah Art Foundation Production Programme grant winners announced


At the closing reception of the annual March Meeting on 19 March 2012, the Sharjah Art Foundation announced the winners of its Production Programme grant.

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Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum 2012 adds days and cities to schedule – event alert


Returning for a sixth year as part of the Art Dubai contemporary art fair, the Global Arts Forum 2012 will expand to six days and spread to two cities.

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Financial Times discerns new collector type from BRIC, Middle East


Top auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s are putting together special sales in an effort to grab the attention of collectors from emerging markets, the Financial Times reports.

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Art world big boys attend second Abu Dhabi art


Abu Dhabi Art, a fair now in it’s second year, has quickly “come of age” reports Abu Dhabi-focussed English-language paper The National. Attracting big name artists, museum-quality artworks and playing host to representatives from the world’s major galleries, the fair has placed “itself squarely on the world art map and [is] making its presence felt.”

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