AADD 'a major event for cultural calendar'

11/03/2009 - Dubai Investment News
AADD 'a major event for cultural calendar'

The Arts Antiques Design Dubai exhibition (AADD) held in February established itself as a major event in the cultural calendar in the Middle East, organisers state.

Key patrons and collectors flocked to the exhibition in record numbers, with many prominent families in the UAE represented at the event.

"Since our inaugural fair last year, we are excited to see such widespread interest from across the Gulf proving that there is indeed an untapped market of serious art buyers in the region," said Brian Haughton, organiser of the event.

Among those enjoying considerable success at the fair was Sladmore Sculpture Gallery, which specialises in 19th century, 20th century and contemporary sculpture.

Meanwhile, Sam Fogg saw a lot of interest in Islamic art during the fair, while Brian Haughton's gallery attracted large crowds with its collection of Continental porcelain.

This year's event was opened by UAE's culture minister, Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al-Owais.

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