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Reports: Dubai Art Scene Growing Rapidly

Dubai. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Despite rumbles of economic trouble in Dubai, the art infrastructure in the Middle Eastern emirate is experiencing a dramatic expansion. Last week, the Financial Times noted that decreasing rents were encouraging new art dealers to open galleries there, and now The National reports that the Alserkal Avenue at Al Quoz industrial area, “the UAE’s answer to New York’s West Chelsea and London’s Hoxton,” will double in size. (The area is currently home to galleries like Carbon 12 and the Green Art Gallery.) Read More