DIFC Hosts Art Nights @ Gate Village 3Press Release 11 Mar 2012 12:28 pm
The Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) announced today that it is hosting Art Nights @ Gate Village on Monday, March 19 from 7-10 pm, as part of the activities leading up to Art Dubai 2012. Having attracted nearly 2000 guests during the last event in January, this year’s second edition of Art Nights seeks to reaffirm the Gate Village’s role in promoting the region’s vibrant art and culture scene.
The ongoing series of Art Nights @ Gate Village has become an essential part of Dubai’s calendar, highlighting the important role that DIFC Gate Village plays in bringing art enthusiasts together. Since its inception, the event has grown in popularity and esteem attracting everyone from art collectors and bankers to young creatives and families. The unique location and lineup of exhibition openings as well as live performances create an exciting ambience and place Gate Village in an integral role in the promotion of arts and culture in Dubai.
Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO, DIFC Authority, said: “Besides being one of the world’s leading financial centres, Dubai is rapidly evolving as an arts hub. Hosting Art Nights @ Gate Village reaffirms our commitment to the development of the rapidly evolving arts industry and to the overall development of Dubai as a leading city. With a wide range of art shows by world-class galleries and artists, housing some of the world’s most valuable collections, we will continue to deliver our promise to support the industry through hosting initiatives such as this”.
Sponsored by Vontobel Bank and supported by DIFC, this forthcoming Art Nights will present a wide variety of events including exhibition openings, special events, live art performances and music. Box Wall 2.0, a large cardboard box wall platform for five Dubai graffiti artists to paint in their unique styles, is one of the highlights this event promises, as well as a special preview of Christie’s upcoming sale.
Mr. Ramzi Charaf, Managing Director and CEO, MENA Region, GSAD & Indian Sub-Continent, Vontobel Private Banking said “Vontobel Bank is committed to support the regional arts scene and we are delighted to be associated with Art Nights @ Gate Village as its main sponsor”.
The evening will be complimented by collaborative music performance featuring the Middle East’s top turntablists with Hamdan Al Abri on vocals. Guests will also get to enjoy the canapés and drinks provided by The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC.