Over the last decade, Dubai and its neighbouring Emirates have fostered platforms for professional and emerging artists through independent galleries, art institutes and specialised initiatives. This has contributed to the rapid growth and international reconization of artists in the region.
ISEA2014 will be a milestone in this evolution, as the symposium has encouraged collaborations and bridged art academia and professional practice. Galleries, universities, not-for-profit art institutions and cultural synergies have come together for the first time in this LOCATION – starting dialogues in new-media processes, research and support for the growth of artists in the region.
Joanne Renaux, ISEA2014 Programme Manager