Launched in 1990, INDEX Exhibition is the Middle East & North Africa’s largest gathering for the design community. INDEX Dubai is postponed to 31 May – 2nd June 2021.
This is the ultimate design show, connecting architects, interior designers, developers and procurement professionals with new brands, trend-setting start-ups and the biggest international names in the interior furnishings and fit-out scene across all industries.
INDEX will be a part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week, which will be the biggest and most important celebration of all things Design and Hospitality.
Through 7 co-located events across 3 days, MEDHW will showcase the most important brands form the design and hospitality communities.
Visitors attending will not only come from the UAE, but will also include neighbouring GCC countries, India, Russia and East North Africa.
With over 50 years of show heritage, MEDHW will see 1000s more exhibitors, 50,000+ visitors. And more inspiration and creativity, innovation and networking opportunities than ever before, all in one place.
From 31st May to 2nd June 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact worldwide, Art Basel has decided to postpone its June fair. The next edition of Art Basel in Basel will take place from June 17 to June 20, 2021, with preview days on June 15 and June 16, 2021.
The decision to cancel the show was made after thorough consultation with many Art Basel gallerists, collectors, partners, as well as external experts. The primary considerations were the fundamental health and safety risks related to the pandemic, the financial risks for exhibitors and partners, the ongoing impediments to international travel, and the fact that the regulatory environment around large-scale events has yet to be finalized by the Swiss Federal Council.
Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel said: ‘We are acutely aware that our galleries are facing unprecedented challenges and economic difficulties, and we had fervently hoped to support the art market’s recovery with a successful fair in September. Unfortunately, the uncertainties that we face remain too high. The best way forward for our Basel show is, therefore, to focus on delivering a fair of the same exceptional international quality that the art world expects from us next June, as we continue to support our galleries by further developing our digital platforms and by delivering our upcoming shows in Miami Beach and Hong Kong.’
The Online Viewing Rooms for Art Basel in Basel’s exhibitors will be live from June 19 to June 26, 2020, with preview days from June 17 to June 19, 2020.
In the two preceding editions, Italy’s longest-running modern and contemporary art fair ARTE FIERA was almost completely renewed. The 2021 edition will consolidate the new formula. Of course, there will also be surprises and new features, starting with the curator of the Focus section: in 2022, Focus will be curated by Marco Meneguzzo.
The Main section ranges from Italian Modern and Post-War art (traditional strong points of Arte Fiera) to contemporary research, emphasising monographs and curatorial proposals that focus on a school or a trend.
Devoted to modern art and to Post-War Masters, Focus does not have fixed content: the invited curator (who changes every year) concentrates on a period, trend, artistic school based on his/her expertise and preferences. The second edition of Focus, curated by art critic and historian Marco Meneguzzo, will regard so-called “exact art” (which includes kinetic art, programmed art, and similar trends) from the late ’50s to the 70s, with specific attention to the Italian scene.
Pittura XXI is a new format for art fairs (both Italian and foreign): a section devoted entirely to the most traditional language – painting – which in recent years has returned to centre stage for critics, institutions and the market. With a selection of “solo” and “duet” stands, the section focuses on 21st-century painting and offers a panorama of emerging and mid-career artists, both Italian and foreign. The section is curated by Davide Ferri, independent critic and curator who has a proven record of writings and exhibitions on international contemporary painting.