Ahead of its return in April 2020, World Art Dubai is kicking off its season by launching Urban Art DXB, a celebration of all things street culture on November 28-30.
Sure, Dubai might not be famous for its street art, yet, but some of the world’s best graffiti artists will this weekend be showcasing their limited edition works, as well as presenting workshops, at Rove Dubai Marina.
“Street Art was a popular feature at World Art Dubai earlier this year, so we were keen to build on that momentum and provide art fans and collectors with a targeted experience in the build-up to World Art Dubai 2020,” says Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions and Events Management, DWTC.
The new street art concept is a free-to-attend show curated by Vandalist Art, the renowned street art gallery from London and the winner of "Best Gallery Award" at World Art Dubai earlier this year.
Artists exhibiting at the inaugural Urban Art DXB include pure evil from the UK’s Vandalist Art gallery, which will display limited-edition prints and stencilled work from major international street art names. Enforce 1, Fink, i-Pot, Maddy Butcher, Rayaan and Stainz will also be exhibiting alongside other local and international names.
In addition to street art displays, live workshops will offer guests lessons on spray painting and stencil skills, and musical backdrop will come from local DJ’s.
Guests can also get their T-shirts, trainers and other items customised with unique designs by the expert artists. Limited-edition artwork will also be available to buy for those looking to pick up rare or exclusive pieces from across the UAE’s booming street art scene.