In the aftermath of the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers behind major events across the world had to either cancel or indefinitely postpone. The latter group included Art Dubai, one of the biggest art events in the region. However, after even more restrictive measures were put into effect to mitigate the spread of the virus, it was decided that the event would go ahead with an online version.
In its 14th edition, Art Dubai is launching a digital gallery of more than 500 works, several videos from artists, a ‘Newshour Special’, in which experts are to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on the art scene in the UAE and across the globe.
“Adapting to a digital program enables us to uphold our mission to support galleries and nurture Dubai’s arts ecosystem, even in these challenging circumstances,” Art Dubai directors Chloe Vaitsou and Pablo del Val told CNN in a joint statement.’