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UNFOLD, ART BEYOND THE BRICS is designed to marry the world of art with architecture, and showcase the most talented artists who perform best in the auction market, primarily from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). By extension, the spotlight will be cast on the burgeoning art scenes of Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Caucasus.
The inagural edition of UNFOLD takes place on the 24th-28th of January 2018 at the St Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Bringing together a privileged collection of over 2,000 esteemed artists, curators, collectors, connoisseurs, dignitaries, real estate developers, hoteliers, institutions and financiers from across the globe, UNFOLD intends to spark more than a creative debate.
The focus is on modern and contemporary art, complemented by a series of Art Talks and an Art, Finance and Wealth Management Symposium From the first two vernissage days, our Art, Finance and
Wealth Management symposium will bring together wealth managers from banking and finance consortiums, hedge fund directors, and senior advisors from family offices together with government and tourism authorities, and real estate and hospitality professionals from our Art, Real Estate, and the Built Environment symposium, engaging them in discussions on art investment, exploring the various possibilities of integrating art with architecture, and presenting them with the finest artworks from artists across the BRICS regions.
Our Evolving Cultures, Developing Collections symposium on the fair’s opening days, will attract luxury brands, corporate collectors, private and public institutions, through an engaging series of discussions on building the value of your corporate identity, as well as the impact of corporate collecting activities on public heritage and the art market.
Additionally, UNFOLD will provide a launch pad for international artists and galleries looking to gain exposure within the Middle East t