Selections Magazine, 6 March 2023
Curated By Art Dubai
Over the course of three days, Art Dubai is hosting a vast selection of artworks from more than 400 artists representing 40 countries, spanning across various sections including Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba, and Digital. Alongside these impressive exhibitions, there are artist-led workshops designed specifically for children aged between five and seven, as well as a diverse range of talks, educational programs, conferences, and installations. With so much on offer, there’s something to captivate and inspire every visitor.
Here are a few highlights:
At Art Dubai Contemporary, galleries hailing from different corners of the globe come together to showcase an eclectic mix of artistic talent.
The Selection Committee for Art Dubai Contemporary 2023 are:
Andrée Sfeir-Semler, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg
Priyanka Raja, Experimenter, Kolkata/Mumbai
Ursula Krinzinger, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Filipe Branquinho, Smoke Them, 2022, Drawing on Pigment Inkjet Print, Breathing Color, Elegance Velvet, 300 GSM, 100% Cotton Rag, Bright White Matte Paper, 110 x 110 cm


Filipe’s work is pure alchemy – a perfect fusion of diverse techniques and mediums that give birth to powerful and intricate masterpieces. With a mix of drawing pens, pencils, digital photography, and paper origamis, he creates a dazzling array of colors, messages, and modern symbols that captivate the senses.
“In Gold We Trust” is a striking and deeply ironic critique of the luxury industry, private jetsetters, and the frenzy surrounding crypto and real estate. Since representing his country, Mozambique, at the Venice Biennale 2019, Filipe has emerged as one of the most intellectually profound and influential African artists of our time.