EMERGEAST Auction 2.0: Raise Your Paddles

© Mona Nahle
© Mona Nahle

Back by popular demand, EMERGEAST is pleased to announce the return of their dynamic auction series in Dubai. The second edition of the EMERGEAST auctions, Auction 2.0, will take place on November 11 at the urban VIDA Downtown, in Dubai’s happening district. As per the online gallery’s running initiative, Auction 2.0 will continue to cater to young urban professionals by offering the chance to bid on original artworks for their budding art collections. EMERGEAST puts forth a selection of emerging artists from the region, the shapers of the Middle Eastern art scene.

Auction 2.0 InvitationFollowing the success of the first Emerging Art Auction held at DIFC’s Magazine Shop, EMERGEAST returns with a wider array of exclusive artworks from the Middle East’s rising stars. Auction 2.0 will include a larger selection of lots from the gallery’s expanding artist roster as well as surprises alongthe way that are sure to fulfill the appetite of the hungry collector. EMERGEAST has gathered a careful selection of up to thirty artworks: from pop art to calligraphy, abstract and digital compilations, the auction is sure to cater to a variety of Urbanites’ tastes. In line with the gallery’s affordable art ethos the unique collection will go under the hammer for values between USD10007500 (AED3700-27,600). Eager to acquire avant-garde aesthetics and interesting subject matter, Auction 2.0 guarantees that the art bug is kept alive amongst Dubai’s art enthusiasts. Highlights include artworks by Lebanese artist Mona Nahleh, Kuwaiti artist Ibrahim Al Atiyah and Iranian artist AmirNaser Akhalaghi.

As part of the online gallery’s on-the-ground approach, the audience is invited to a reception toget up-close and personal with works of contemporary art to examine and inquire about the lots on display. Guests will also be able to have a personal interaction with the artists present during the reception. Bidders will have a last chance to register while pre-registered guests pick up their paddles before the start of the live auction. Returning for another exhilarating round, the young and charismatic auctioneer is set to takeover the room with pulsations of energy and suspense. After the auction, guests will be invited to mingle and discuss all things art during Stage 2’s Wine and Cheese night at Vida Downtown.

Certain to follow in the inaugural auction’s footsteps, EMERGEAST breaks down barriers to engage a new generation of art enthusiasts previously unacquainted with an auction culture. By granting access to currently affordable artworks by the future collectibles of the Middle East, EMERGEAST paves the way for the next generation of regional art collectors.

(In support of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, a portion of auction sales are to be donated towards the
charity.)

More about EMERGEAST here.

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