Month: May 2013

Axifia visited the last edition of Dubai Art Fair that took place from 20th to 23rd March 2013. In this edition 75 galleries from 32 countries gathered at Madinat Jumeirah. Those are our conclusions we reached after leaving Dubai:

– Art Dubai is working hard to become a reference in the international art fair circuit. It was great to see how accurate was the development of art forums, conferences and other venues.

– Art Dubai is still working on educating collectors and art investors from MENASA region. It is still an issue for them understanding why prices are what they are.

– UAE is making a huge effort to bring cultural businesses to its country. As they have already showed, they are probably the most qualified people in Middle East to organize blockbuster venues like Art Dubai, Art Abu Dhabi and Sharjah Biennial, accomplishing the efforts of reaching tons of people interested on culture and arts, and highlighting MENASA artists among the international art markets.

Galerie Nathalie Obadia. Art Dubai 2013
Galerie Nathalie Obadia. Art Dubai 2013

Axifia visited London last week. From May 7 to 12 we had the opportunity to meet more than one hundred people related to Fine Art such as artists, gallery workers and owners, public institutions, private collectors and art fair managers. It was a pleasure for us to have a lot of inspiring conversations with all of them. We are looking forward to see them back next October.

Talking about businesses, it was also a great week for us too. More than thirty galleries joined our gallery sponsorship programme. We can’t wait next month to travel to the East and share with our Middle Eastern collectors the artworks we have seen there.