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World Art Dubai 2020: Everything You Need to Know

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World Art Dubai is back for its sixth edition

World Art Dubai returns for the sixth edition with live paintings, digital art experiences and expert workshops. Held under the theme Free Your Mind, World Art Dubai arrives as art enjoys a society-wide boost in popularity.

This year’s theme celebrates the international community uniting to encourage creativity and escapism through art. “Art has served as an escape for people all over the world this year. We will cultivate this energy and enthusiasm through World Art Dubai’s theme of Free Your Mind, which will connect international artists and stimulate creativity and exploration,” explained Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC.

To ensure the safety of all visitors, and in line with government guidelines during the ongoing pandemic, numerous measures will be implemented during the show including limiting number of entries and providing floor stickers to facilitate social distancing, regular disinfection and clearly marked and defined entry and exit areas. Masks must be worn at all times and temperature checks will be in place. Moreover, World Art Dubai has partnered with to provide visitors with a contactless experience via their smartphone. By scanning an art piece with their smart phone, visitors can explore information about the artwork exhibited.

At the show, a Creativity Unmasked wall will be dedicated to show how artists turned inwards for inspiration during the global pandemic, creating original artworks that reflect their personal experiences with Covid-19. It will feature emerging Emirati artists, fashion art disrupters including Ella Elenzano Orencillo and Petra Kaltenbach, the latter will host a runway with models wearing her art printed on clothing. Additionally, in an effort to expand the participation of photographers and videographers, the event will feature experimental expressionists, urban art and photography practitioners whilst hosting the Emerging Photographers Contest. 

World Art Dubai will take place at DWTC, from October 8-10, 2020. Visitors will need to register online and are encouraged to purchase tickets beforehand.

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