By Martin Macdonald

Art Dubai brings together 85 galleries from 34 countries and works by more than 500 artists.
Participating galleries are presented in three distinct programmes: Contemporary, Modern and launching this year, Marker, the curated section of invited art spaces focusing on Central Asia and the Caucasus.

The 8th edition of Art Dubai takes place at the Madinat Jumeirah from 19–22 March 2014. 

Shirin Neshat Bahram (Villains), from The Book of Kings series, 2012 
  Ink on LE silver gelatin print.  251.5 x 125.7 cm

  Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

Ayman Baalbaki, Hay Joubar, 2014
Acrylic on canvas225 x 150cm
Courtesy of Agial Art Gallery

Ivan Navarro, OIDO , 2012
Neon light, bass drum, mirror, one-way mirror and electric energy. Dimensions variable.
Courtesy of the artist and Baró Galeria

Mona Hatoum, Projection (velvet), 2013
silk velvet and mild steel97 x 160 cm
Courtesy of GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins

Rashid Alkhalifa, Metamorphosis VI, 1997
Oil on canvas, 100x120 cm
Courtesy of Albareh Art Gallery

Hew Locke, Syndicat Franco Iranien, 2014
Acrylic on found share certificate, 43.7 x 31.2 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Hales Gallery, London

Thomas Struth, Paradise 36, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 2007
Chromogenic print face mounted on plexi, artist frame, edition of 10, 168 x 207.5 cm
Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris / New York

Jung Lee, Once in a lifetime , 2011
Chromogenic print. 136 x 170cm
Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery Dubai

Kasmalieva & Djumaliev, Racing, 2007
Chromogenic print , 24 x 35cm
Courtesy of Laura Bulian Gallery

Lalla Essaydi, Bullet 2, 2009
Chromogenic print , Edition of 15
Courtesy of
Kashya Hildebrand Gallery

Joana Vasconcelos, Candy Garden, 2013
Azulejos Viúva Lamego, crochet wool handmade ornaments, polyester, MDF, iron, 24 x 35cm
Courtesy of Galerie Nathalie Obadia

Marlon de Azambuja, Guggenheim NY, 2011  
  Stainless steel, 125 × 90 × 200cm
Courtesy of Sabrina Amrani Gallery and the artist 

Leila Pazooki, Democracy, 2014 
  Neon tube, 150 cm wide
Courtesy of the artist and Leila Heller Gallery, NY

Shahzia Sikander, Distance between translation and original, 2013 
Ink, gouache on hand prepared paper 
Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias, London

Maïmouna Guerresi, The Virgin of Little White House, 2004
  Lambda print on aluminum, 190x120 cm

Courtesy of the artist and Tasveer

Nasser Al yousif, Traditional Dance, 2004
Linocut, 31 x 46cm
Courtesy of the artist and Albareh Art Gallery

Yeesookyung, Translated Vase, 2009
Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24k gold leaf/powder, 160 x 92 x 95 cm. Courtesy of
Courtesy Of Ota Fine Arts

Tom Price, Sportswear (Achilles Street), 2011
Bronze, Perspex and wooden base, Edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proofs, 175 x 36 cm
Courtesy of the Artist and Hales Gallery, London