Candlestar joined the founding team of the Gulf Art Fair (later Art Dubai) to develop integrated global communications and marketing strategies and plan launches in London and New York for the inaugural art fair held in March 2007. The strategy successfully established Art Dubai as the leading international art fair in the Middle East.
The project utilised our long-term expertise in running large-scale art projects and in production, and our extensive international art world connections in general and Middle East in particular.
Candlestar was also responsible for the inaugural programme of artist projects during the fair. This programme included established sculptors and artists including: Parviz Tanavoli, Conrad Shawcross and Emily Young.
Photograph: Parviz Tanavoli, Garden Exhibit