Alserkal Avenue in Dubai Fetes New Galleries with VIP-Studded Dinner

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From left: Alia Al Senussi, Robert Sheffield, Adeline Ooi Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue
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From left: Alia Al Senussi, Robert Sheffield, Adeline Ooi Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue
From left: Alia Al Senussi, Robert Sheffield, Adeline Ooi
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue
From left: Dealer Leila Heller, Christie’s Director of Asian Art Amin Jaffer, Mona Khashoggi Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
From left: Dealer Leila Heller, Christie’s Director of Asian Art Amin Jaffer, Mona Khashoggi
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
From left: Ranya Husmia Ghandour, Gabriel Catone, Art Dubai’s Victoria Lelandais, and Mohammed Khoje Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
From left: Ranya Husmia Ghandour, Gabriel Catone, Art Dubai’s Victoria Lelandais, and Mohammed Khoje
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
Khulood Khaldoon Al Atiyat (left) and UAE Pavilion Coordinating Director Laila Binbrek Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
Khulood Khaldoon Al Atiyat (left) and UAE Pavilion Coordinating Director Laila Binbrek
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
SVENM’s Sonia Brewin (left) and Sven Mueller Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
SVENM’s Sonia Brewin (left) and Sven Mueller
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
From left: Hanan Sayed Worrell, Paula Askari and Richard Armstrong Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
From left: Hanan Sayed Worrell, Paula Askari and Richard Armstrong
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
Armory Show Director Noah Horowitz (left), Fahad Al Rashid and Scott Stover Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
Armory Show Director Noah Horowitz (left), Fahad Al Rashid and Scott Stover
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde Director Christopher Lord (left) and Alserkal Avenue Programming Director Tairone Bastien Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde Director Christopher Lord (left) and Alserkal Avenue Programming Director Tairone Bastien
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
Salsali Museum Founder Ramin Salsali (left) and Founder and Director of Katara Art Center Tariq Al Jaidah Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
Salsali Museum Founder Ramin Salsali (left) and Founder and Director of Katara Art Center Tariq Al Jaidah
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
From left: Delfina Foundation Founder Delfina Entrecanales, Director Aaron Cezar, and artist Ghada Da Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
From left: Delfina Entrecanales, Aaron Cezar and artist Ghada Da
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
From left: Bashar Al Shroogi, Beth Rudin de Woody and Zain Masud Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
From left: Bashar Al Shroogi, Beth Rudin de Woody and Zain Masud
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
Patron of the Arts and Alserkal Avenue Founder Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.
Patron of the Arts and Alserkal Avenue Founder Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal
Photo: Neville Hopwood, Getty Images. Courtesy Alserkal Avenue.

Yesterday, the Alserkal family hosted a festive dinner for hundreds of guests from Dubai and the international art community to celebrate Dubai Art Week 2015 and Alserkal Avenue’s new expansion (see Alserkal Avenue Previews Expansion in Dubai).

The event opened with the unveiling of site-specific works by Mehreen Murtaza and Maria Thereza Alves in The Yard, a new public square at the heart of Alserkal Avenue’s newly-minted extension.

Collectors Alia Al-Senussi, Maryam Eisler, Fatima & Eskander Maleki and Beth Rudin de Woody were among the guests, as well as the Guggenheim Museum’s Richard Armstrong, Delfina Entrecanales and Aaron Cezar of the Delfina Foundation, Laila Binbrek of the UAE Pavillon, The Sharjah Art Foundation’s Judith Greer, The Armory Show’s Noah Horowitz, and the Moving Museum’s dynamic young founders, Aya Mousawi and Simon Sakhai.

Alserkal Avenue is currently home to more than 20 art galleries, creative businesses and organizations. The $14-million expansion is set to double its size.


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