Four Season AL MarYah
24TH and 25TH JANUARY 2018


Art Talks I & Art Talks II


Conjoining the world of art with architecture, culture, business and finance, the inaugural edition of UNFOLD Art XChange took place at the prestigious Five Palm Jumeirah during Dubai Art Week from the 19-22 March 2018. The summit brought together a community of over 150 art market and business professionals from almost 20 countries across the globe.

The Art Talks was divided in two interconnected thematic clusters. Art Talks I: Art, Real Estate and the Built Environment that took place on the 19-20 March 2018 brought together government authorities and non-profit organizations; real estate and hospitality professionals; architects and designers; with art market professionals to explore new public art initiatives for the built environment and the importance of real estate and hospitality art. Art Talks II: Evolving Cultures, Developing Collections that took place on the 21-22 of March 2018 brought together corporate collectors, public and private museums and foundations to explore Private-Public-Corporate partnerships as well as industry experts in the field of finance, risk and wealth management to uncover areas around art and finance.



ART TALKS I, 19-20 MARCH 2018

Day 1 of Art Talks I explored areas around Public Art and Art Meets Architecture while Day 2 explored case studies around Real Estate and Hospitality Art.

ART TALKS II, 21-22 MARCH 2018

Day 1 of Art Talks II explored topics around Art, Finance and Wealth Management as well as Anti-Money Laundering and RAM Initiative while Day 2 explored various Corporate and Private Museum Collections and examined the UAE Art Scene.