Letter from Art Dubai

27 Mar 2014

“The politics of the gulf states, and the cultural realities of life there kept poking through the well-ordered surface: Thai artist Navin Rawanchaikul’s Postcards from Dubai painting diptych, at Singapore’s Yavuz Fine Art, made the obvious but effective gesture of portraying the other side of Dubai life – the low-paid, mostly immigrant workers from the Indian subcontinent who make everyday life function while the expats and Emiratis enjoy a whole other lifestyle and standard of living.”

Art Review’s J.J. Charlesworth shares his thoughts and experiences of Art Dubai 2014.