We are a few days away from a busy schedule of art and cultural activites happening across Dubai. Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. You can see the complete list of events on www.artweek.ae and over the next few days I will highlight some of the events and exhibitions that I'm looking forward to.
First up, is the return of the Sikka Art Fair in Bastakiya which will run from 15th-25th March. This year's edition will feature an entirely commissioned programme of new work by artists living in the United Arab Emirates, plus an open-studio exhibition from the Artists-in-Residence (A.i.R) Dubai (a partnership between Delfina Foundation and Dubai Culture, Art Dubai, and Tashkeel).
Bastakiya is one of my favourite parts in Dubai and it truly comes to life during this fair. All the houses will be open to showcase new art, there will also be an education programme, talks, music and film screenings.
Make sure you don't miss this fair. You can see the complete Sikka 2012 program here.
Dates and timings:
15th March - 5.00pm-10.00pm
16th March - 4.00pm-10.00pm
17th March - 11.00am-10.00pm
18th-21st March - 12.00pm-7.00pm
22nd March - 12.00pm-10.00pm
23rd March - 4.00pm-10.00pm
24th March - 11.00am-10.00pm
25th March - 4.00pm-10.00pm
Program - Full program can be seen here.