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30 secs with Walid Moosa Ahmad

Dubai Art Season and SIKKA Art Fair project manager talks about the new season

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Walid Moosa Ahmad, Dubai Art Season and SIKKA Art Fair project manager

Dubai Culture has just launched the fifth Dubai Art Season …

Yes, as Dubai Culture’s flagship umbrella arts event, Dubai Art Season involves a two-month citywide activation of arts events. Season 2018 kicked off with the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (till March 11) and Dubai Canvas which has returned for a fourth edition by transforming public spaces at La Mer into ‘open-air canvases’ for artists to display their work.

What are the highlights of the upcoming events?

Well, the main highlights include a performance by the Dubai World Orchestra at Dubai Opera on March 22, an LED screening of Burj Khalifa that provides a unique opportunity for emerging designers, light and 3D mapping artists who are part of the Creatopia community to showcase their work on the LED façade of the iconic landmark. We have other events too.

Which are these events?

DIFC Art Nights and Al Serkal Avenue Galleries Night (March 9) will bring two areas of Dubai to life with art installations and exhibitions; Art Week (March 17 to 24), will be headlined by the eighth edition of SIKKA Art fair at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood till March 26; Art Dubai, the region’s largest international art fair will take place from March 20 to 24 ...

How significant is the SIKKA Art Fair?

SIKKA is an artist-led fair for emerging Emirati, UAE-based and GCC talent. This year it will feature 40 artworks at various locations, reflecting Dubai Culture’s commitment to nurturing local talent.


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