Art BAB 2017 | The International Art Fair
Held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, ArtBAB 2017 was the rebranded contemporary art fair with a strong focus on promoting Bahraini art.
ArtBahrain 2017 was organised by Art Select, an art consultancy and advisory, and was held at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre, spread across 8,000 square metres of pillar-less exhibition space.
The 2017 edition exhibited 11 international galleries from different parts of world, 20 local and international artists and 36 Bahraini artists. Of particular note was the participation of the Fair’s Patron, Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, an artist in her own right who uses the iPad to create digital works depicting nature.
- A unique ‘Floating World’ video installation comprising of thirty two, 6-metre wide screens suspended across the exhibition hall, featuring films by international artists alongside excerpts from Bahraini documentaries.
- ‘Talks@ArtBAB’, a programme of talks and workshops hosted by both local Bahraini and select international artists.