UAE
ABU DHABI
Four Season AL MarYah
24TH and 25TH JANUARY 2018

PARTNERS

Bahrain Fintech Bay

Bahrain FinTech Bay ("BFB") is the leading FinTech Hub in Middle East, located conveniently in the Arcapita Building, Bahrain. Bahrain FinTech Bay provides a physical hub to incubate insightful, scalable and impactful fintech initiatives through innovation labs, acceleration programmes, curated activities, educational opportunities and collaborative platforms.

Bahrain FinTech Bay partners with governmental bodies, financial institutions, corporates, consultancy firms, universities, associations, media agencies, venture capital and fintech start-ups to bring the full spectrum of financial market participants and stakeholders together.

ArtVenture

ArtVenture is an art market analytic platform integrating unparalleled art history research, quantitative price analytics, AI art appraisal, and market monitor, in one fully integrated platform to help collectors making well-informed decisions to buy art.

MSi

MSI, Micro-Star International Co. Ltd (Chinese: 微星科技股份有限公司) is a Taiwanese multinational information technology corporation headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan. MSI is a world leader in gaming and pledges to provide the best gaming pc. It offers the best prebuilt gaming pc lineup with high-end gaming desktop PC, portable VR PC and mini gaming PC to provide a smooth gaming experience. MSI designs, develops and provides computer hardware, related products and services, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, All-in-One PCs, servers, industrial computers, PC peripherals, car infotainment products, etc. All of them are easy custom pc, equipped with exclusive gaming features and possess extraordinary durability.

VIVE Arts

VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform, built and optimized for room-scale VR and true-to-life interactions. Delivering on the promise of VR with game-changing technology and best-in-class content, VIVE has created the strongest ecosystem for VR hardware and software, bringing VR to consumers, developers and enterprises alike. The VIVE ecosystem is built around the best VR hardware in market, supported by VIVE X, a $100 million accelerator for VR and related technology start-ups, Viveport, a global platform and app store with the world's first VR subscription model that operates in more than 60 countries, and VIVE Studios, its VR content development and publishing initiative. VIVE Arts harnesses cutting-edge technology to transform the way culture is experienced, delivering one-of-a-kind projects that can be accessed anywhere in the world. It fosters digital innovation, working with leading artists, museums and cultural organizations to create immersive artworks and exhibits using HTC Vive. Since its launch in 2017, VIVE Arts’ ground-breaking partnerships have included London’s Tate Modern and Royal Academy of Arts, Paris’s Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (French National Museum of Natural History), St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, Hong Kong’s Art Basel Hong Kong and Taipei’s National Palace Museum, among others. www.arts.vive.com

The Kremer Collection

The Kremer Collection is a growing, living creation;  literally a 'piece of art' that continues to develop since the first purchase of George Kremer in 1994. Acquisitions are still made on a regular basis, after which the paintings undergo extensive research and sometimes restoration. They are then added to the official collection, which we continue to share via an active external loans program as well as our Museum. We very much like to share our love and passion for these paintings and show the public why we believe these works are exciting, beautiful art that played an essential role in the development of western art. All the great masters of Realism and Impressionism and all who came after them were influenced by the Dutch and Flemish masters. The collection contains masterpieces by great masters such as Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Frans Hals,  Jan Lievens, Rembrandt, Michael Sweerts & Gerrit van Honthorst, It also includes very interesting works by lesser known masters who deserve a larger audience such as Adriaen Hanneman, Abraham Bloemaert, Abraham Janssens, Theodoor Rombouts, Jan Baptist Weenix, Emanuel de Witte, Ludolf Backhuizen and many more.

Mutual Art

MutualArt is a comprehensive source of art market information, bringing together auction price data, exhibition listings, and press coverage. The synthesis of these sources allows the viewer a more complete view of an artist’s activity than price data alone. Our platform is designed to be a one-stop resource for anyone who loves art — from seasoned collectors and professionals, to those thinking of buying their first artwork. Our Searchable Online Database is the most comprehensive source of its kind, comprising extensive past and upcoming sale prices, accompanied by information on related exhibitions and press coverage. We cover a growing selection of over 300,000 artists and 17,000 art venues, and manually screen all our data to ensure its accuracy and integrity. Our focus on market transparency is matched by a mission to provide members with information tailored to their interests in real-time. Personal Alerts, delivered via email, provide members with information on their preferred artists, venues or artworks, ensuring they’re the first to know about relevant sales, exhibitions, events and related news. Decision Support Tools enrich this data, providing a visual overview of the global art market which enables members to track the performance of art by criteria including collecting category, sale location, artist nationality and medium. A rapid Online Appraisals Service is offered for anyone wishing to value an artwork they own, and is supported by the work of our Art Services Team, on hand to guide collectors with specific requests. Founded in 2008, today, MutualArt has over 500,000 members - a number that is continuously growing.

Art Dependence

ArtDependence Magazine is an international magazine covering all spheres of contemporary art, as well as modern and classical art. A Belgian-Russian collaboration, ArtDependence has a global readership of more than 30,000 in 195 countries, including the United States, Europe, Asia and beyond with a discerning audience of art collectors, gallerists, curators, writers, critics, dealers, consultants, advisers and other arts professionals.

ArtDependence features the latest art news, highlighting interviews with today’s most influential artists, galleries, curators, collectors, fair directors and individuals at the axis of the arts. The magazine also covers series of articles and reviews on critical art events, new publications and other foremost happenings in the art world.

dslcollection

The dslcollection was created in 2005 by Sylvain and Dominique Levy. Today Karen Levy is also actively helping to build the collection. The collection focuses on contemporary Chinese art. Even though limiting itself to a certain number of objects – not more than 350 – the collection comprises major works of the 200 contemporary Chinese artists and  is currently one of the most interesting and diverse, featuring works by such prominent artists as Cao Fei, Tang Song, Ge Guanzhong, Jia Aili, and Chen Wenbo. dslcollection distinguishes itself from other collections of contemporary Chinese art through a strict collecting concept. The collectors believe that  "The 21st century collector must think beyond established boundaries". Therefore, dslcollection not only actively promotes the discovery and study of Chinese contemporary artistic production and but also makes use of the latest technologies. Tools such as the internet, interactive programs, virtual exhibitions and electronic books help dslcollection to achieve greater visibility and provide the means to share the experience of contemporary culture. Openness, the nomadic and sharing are core concepts of the dslcollection

Khora Contemporary

Khora Contemporary acts as a bridge between artists and Virtual Reality developers. Established in 2016 in Copenhagen by five partners with a common passion for art and VR, it is the first production company to focus on creating contemporary artworks in Virtual Reality. The mission is to establish the technology as a widely applied media within the arts, becoming the Virtual Reality Art production company of choice in the art world.

Faurschou Foundation

Faurschou Foundation is a privately owned art institution with a collection of contemporary art and exhibition venues in Copenhagen's North Harbour and Beijing's art neighbourhood 798. The foundation introduces its visitors to some of the world's most acclaimed artists, free of charge, by hosting curated exhibitions and displaying the collection, which is continuously developed and expanded. The exhibitions are often accompanied by extensive publications. In 2015, Faurschou Foundation began to exhibit at the Cini Foundation in Venice on the occasion of the Venice Biennale. In 2019 Faurschou Foundation will open its doors in Green Point, New York. To date Faurschou Foundation has exhibited the world's acclaimed artists such as Ai Weiwei, Bill Viola, Liu Xiaodong, Louise Bourgeois, Peter Doig, Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, Gabriel Orozco, Santiago Sierra and Shirin Neshat.

artnome

Artnome is the leading publication for reporting on and explaining the use of technology and data in the art world. In addition to our popular online publication, we provide collectors and institutions with bespoke, data-driven art advice using artificial intelligence and the Artnome database, the world's largest analytical database of known works across our most important artists. Artnome also provides globally respected expertise on the collection of digital art with a deep focus on blockchain and generative art, including emerging AI art and artists. Artnome is mission-driven to use technology and data to improve the world's art historical record and to  improve opportunities for artists from historically underserved or marginalized groups.

gcdn

The Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN) is an independent, international association committed to improving the quality of urban life through the contribution of the arts, culture and creative industries. The network fosters collaboration and knowledge-sharing among those responsible for creative and cultural districts, quarters and clusters in widely diverse contexts, providing rich and rewarding opportunities for cross fertilization and exchange. An initiative of AEA Consulting, it engages leaders and opinion formers in culture and in urban development through convenings, research and collaboration in order to inform global, local and sectoral agendas.

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