Art Dubai, the most important art fair in the Middle East, is is taking place from March 19 to 22. This year, the show has received over 85 galleries from 34 countries. In addition to space dedicated to contemporary art, a new program was created to expose the Modern Art of the Middle East and South Asia. Within this genus, it is worth mentioning El Marsa Gallery, founded in 1994 in Tunisia, which is dedicated to promoting the art of the Arab world. Among the artists presented by the gallery, highlights Baya. Fatma Haddad (1931-1998), original name of Baya, was adopted by a French woman who introduced her to the art world. Later, the gallery owner Aimé Maeght recognized her work, and included her in her gallery in Paris. From that time Baya ‘s career soared, being published in “Derrière le Miroir” with a preface by André Breton and texts by Jean Peyrissac and Emile Dermenghem. She also appeared in “Vogue”, being its cover, and in the interior with a text by Charles Roux Edmonde. Baya was a friend of Picasso, Braque and Jean Senac, taking some inspiration from them, without forgetting her roots, the color of her homeland and the joy that characterized it.

Source and images; ©Art Dubai and ©El Marsa Galerie

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