Art Dubai To be Hed from 19th to 21st March

Dubai Art Dubai Festival will be held at from 19th March 2009 to 21st March 2009

Art Dubai has become a cornerstone of the Middle East’s booming contemporary art community. The 2009 fair will host nearly seventy leading international galleries in addition to a strong programme of artist’s projects including the launch of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize and the critically acclaimed Global Art Forum:3.

Fair Opening Hours:
Thursday 19th March – 16:00 – 21:00
Friday 20th March – 14:00 – 21:00
Saturday 21st March – 10:00 – 18:00

PUBLIC EVENTS PROGRAMME:

* Opening Times
* Art Park Talks
* Performances
* Book Launches + Signings
* START Workshops
* Public Tours

WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH

11.30 – 13.00 START Workshop, (Girls Only Sesssion) i-Film Art Dubai with Elhum Shakerifar.
Learn video camera skills & documentary film-making techniques, ages 10-13, START @ Barclays Wealth Learning Zone
12.00 – 12.30 Special Performance (For ladies only), Costume Drawings,Susan Hefuna, Terrace, Art Dubai
15.00 – 16.00 Young Persons’ Thinking Cloud: How do I become an Artist?
Panellists’ will include performance artists showcased at Art Dubai 2009, Young Associates & members of the Shaikha Manal Art Exchange Programme, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
16.00 – 21.30

Vernissage of Art Dubai

17.00 Book Signing, Beirut Bereft, Architecture of the Forsaken and Map of the Derelict, Rasha Salti & Ziad Antar, Art Books
18.00 – 18:30 Book Launch, Third Text Asia, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
18:15 – 18:45 Performance, traces, Joumana Mourad & IJAD Dance Company, Global Art Forum Tent
19:00 – 20.00

Art Park Talk, Processes and Production, Abraaj Capital Art Prize Panel, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park

20:15 – 21:15 Performance, The Inhabitants of Images, Rabih Mroué, premiere of new performance co-produced by Bidoun, Ashkal Alwan and Tanzquartier Wien, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
20:30/ 22:00 Performance, Emelan, Kirstie Macleod, Madinat Beach, Art Dubai

THURSDAY 19 MARCH

11.00-12.00 Curatorial Workshop, Christine Tohmé, Sylvia Kouvali and other Bidoun curators discuss the formation of innovative exhibitions and projects in the Arab world. All curators, exhibition organisers and enthusiasts welcome, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
13.00 – 15.00 START Workshop, Big Painting with Sacha Jafri & Tashkeel. Create a 6 foot painting with a large team, ages 3-18, START @ Barclays Wealth Learning Zone
15.30 – 17.30 START Workshop, The Boat Makers with Maitha bin Lahej & Noor Al Khaja. Decorate a full-scale boat and design the fabric sail, ages 9-18, Terrace
16.00-18.00 START Workshop, i-Film Art Dubai with Elhum Shakerifar.
Learn video camera skills & documentary film-making techniques, ages 10-13, START @ Barclays Wealth Learning Zone
16.00 – 21.00 Public Access to Art Dubai
17.00-17.45 Art Park Talk, Art in the Contemporary City-in-Flux: 98 Weeks, Beirut (Mirene Arsenios) and Kharita, Cairo (Shahira Issa), Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
17.30 – 18.00

Book Signing, Owning Art: A Collectors Handbook, Arabic edition, Judith Greer and Louisa Buck, published by ADACH

17:15 – 17:45 Performance, traces, Joumana Mourad & IJAD Dance Company, Global Art Forum Tent, Art Dubai
18.00 – 19.00 Public Tour of Art Dubai: Souk entrance *
18:00 – 20:30 Performance, Emelan, Kirstie Macleod, Art Park
18:00 – 18:30 Book Launch, Waves and Otherworldly Stories, Janet Bellotto, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
18.00 Book Launch, Different Sames, New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art, Madinat Beach
21.00 – 21.30

Book Launch, Ahmed Alsoudani, presented by Robert Goff, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park

FRIDAY 20 MARCH

13.00-15.00 START Workshop, Big Painting with Sacha Jafri & Tashkeel. Create a 6 foot painting with a large team, ages 3-18, START @ Barclays Wealth Learning Zone
14.00 – 21.00 Public Access to Art Dubai
14:00 – 17:00 Performance, In Determination, Monali Meher, Art Park
15.30 – 17.30 START Workshop, The Boat Makers with Maitha bin Lahej & Noor Al Khaja. Decorate a full-scale boat and designing the fabric sail, ages 9-18, Terrace
16.00 – 18.00 START Workshop, i-Film Art Dubai with Elhum Shakerifar. Learn video camera skills & documentary film-making techniques, ages 10-13, START @ Barclays Wealth Learning Zone
17:30 – 18:00 Performance, The Tabouli Performer, Roula Haj-Ismail, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
18.00 – 19.00 Public Tour of Art Dubai: Souk entrance *
18:00 – 18:45 Book Launch, Presence, Lamya Gargash followed by a conversation with curator Tirdad Zolghadr, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
19:00 – 20:00 Art Park Talk, Foundations: Who is supporting art production in the Gulf?, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
20:15 – 21:15 Performance, The Inhabitants of Images, Rabih Mroué, premiere of new performance co-produced by Bidoun, Ashkal Alwan and Tanzquartier Wien, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park

SATURDAY 21 MARCH

10.00 – 18.00 Public Access to Art Dubai
10.30 – 11.15 Art Park Talk, Online Art Journals, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
11.00 – 13.00 START Workshop, Stories & Film with Nayla al Khaja. Developing story boards and methods of performance for film, ages 6-14, START @ Barclays Wealth Learning Zone
11.30 – 12:00 Book Launch, AISH – Bread and Life presented by curator Gaia Simionati, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
13.00 – 13.45 Art Park Talk, Art Production in Palestine, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
13.00-15.00 START Workshop, Big Painting with Sacha Jafri & Tashkeel. Create a 6 foot painting with a large team, ages 3-18, START @ Barclays Wealth Learning Zone
14.00 Book signing, In Absentia, Tarek Al Ghoussein, hosted by The Third Line, Art Books
14:30 -15:15 Art Park Talk, Rami Farook, Director of Traffic, with designers James Clar & Katrin Greiling, discuss production design in the Gulf, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
15.00 – 16.00

Public Tour of Art Dubai: Souk entrance *

15:30 – 16:15 Art Park Talk, Khatt Foundation – Typographic Matchmaking in the City V2.0 Project, with Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, René Knip and Jeroen van Erp, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
16.30 – 17.00 Art Park Talk, Richard Wagner and Adina Hempel – the Pr0gress studio, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park
17:15 – 17:45 Book Launch, The Conference of Birds, Farah Behbehani, Bidoun Lounge, Art Park

* Limited Numbers – to reserve a place please email intern@artdubai.ae. Please meet at the Souk Entrance, Madinat Jumeirah ten minutes before the tour is due to commence.