The 9th Edition of World Art Dubai 2023 was held at the Dubai World Trade Center from March 9 to 12, and for the second time, four Bangladeshi self-taught artists participated in the event.
Artist Mahfuzur Rahman, Moonstasir Haque Moon, Kadizatul Qubra and Masuka Nourin Heya participated in this event under Mahfuz Canvas, which collaborated with Dubai-based Funun Arts under the patronage of Mahfuz Canvas’s founder Mahfuzur Rahman and Funun Arts’s founder Shiba Khan and Farah Khan.
The goal of the event was to give established and new artists a place to show off their work and give collectors and art admirers easy access to affordable art. The event, comprised of an art fair, also featured workshops, live performances, and talks on a variety of art topics.
Mahfuzur Rahman was the first Bangladeshi artist to be chosen to represent the country at World Art Dubai in 2022.
“Artists from Bangladesh are gaining international recognition and showcasing their unique styles and works alongside artists from around the world, through such events. This is a significant accomplishment and evidence of Bangladeshi artists’ growing presence on the international art scene,” Rahman told UNB.
The World Art Dubai 2023 featured over 150 galleries from around the world, showcasing works from over 4,000 artworks of 300 artists from 60 nationalities.
One of the highlights of this year’s event was the Art Talks program, which featured a series of discussions and talks by some of the leading figures in the art world. Visitors learned and engaged in conversations about the latest trends and developments in contemporary art, as well as getting insights into the creative processes of some of the world’s most renowned artists.
The emerging artist's section was another exciting feature of World Art Dubai. This section featured works by emerging artists from around the world. The innovative and ground-breaking works of art enriched the entire event.