PHOTO GALLERY: Art Dubai 2014 in twenty photos

Anup Mathew Thomas, Nurses, Abraj Winner (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Haegue Yang (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Navin Thomas (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Postcards from Dubai (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Maha Malluh (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
James Clar, One Sun, Two Times, 2013 (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Yeesookyung, Translated Vase, 2009, Ota Fine Arts (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Abdel Aziz Ashour (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Farah Kheleil (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Adejoke Tugbiyele & Nnenne Okore (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Basim Magdy, Marisa Newm (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Aslan Gaisumov, Untitled (War), 2011, Pechersk Gallery (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Anish Kapoor, Gladstone Gallery (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Lucien Samaha, Cairo Billboards, Lombard Freid Gallery (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Reza Hezare, YAY Gallery (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Sculptor Adam Henein (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Hamed Abdalla, Karim Francis Gallery (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Adam Henein, In the Moonlight, 1955 (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)
Al Bareh Art Gallery, Manama (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)

The 8th Art Dubai, hosted in Madinet Jumeirah, features works by over 500 artists estimated to be worth $40-45 million.

The works on display are divided between Modern, Marker and Contemporary halls.

There are more than 70 galleries exhibiting new works in the Art Dubai Contemporary exposition hailing from the world over. Marker, a dynamic programme of invited art spaces that is dedicated to showcasing a different theme or geographical location each year, and which focused on West Africa in last year’s edition of the fair, zooms in on art from Central Asia and the Caucasus. Markeris curated by Slavs and Tartars this year.

This year’s fair programme features an unprecedented showcase of Middle Eastern and South Asian modern art dating back to the twentieth century. Art Dubai Modern,features 11 galleries, includes Cairo’s very own Karim Francis gallery, which showcases the works of painter Hamed Abdalla and sculptor Adam Henein.

Read more on this year's Art Dubai here, and read our interview with its director Antonia Carver here.

Ahram Online is one of the media partners of this year's Art Dubai.

All photos by Rowan El-Shimi