Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Art Dubai

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Raja’a Khalid, 1951-64: 'The Big Picture', Global Art Forum 8 Commission, Art Dubai 2014

GLOBAL ART FORUM 2014: 'Meanwhile...History'

The eighth edition of the Global Art Forum titled Meanwhile... History creates a timeline of turning points in history–significant decades, years, days, minutes or seconds that shifted an understanding of the world. Commissioned by Shumon Basar with co-directors Omar Berrada and Ala Younis, the Forum is a journey through known and unknown histories, of critical change and secretly seismic moments.
It takes place at Katara Art Center, Doha, March 15-16, and at Art Dubai,March 19-21, 2014.

The Global Art Forum is a curated and particularly innovative, themed 'conference'. The five days of live talks, panels, commissioned research and projects feature more than 40 speakers including Sulayman Al Bassam, John Akomfrah, Catherine David, Okwui Enwezor, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Brett Steele, Adam Szymczyk, among others.
Read the full list of participants and the schedule here.
The Forum is presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and held
in partnership with the Office of Strategic Cultural Relations at Qatar Museums Authority.
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Douglas Coupland speaking at Global Art Forum 7, Art Dubai 2013, courtesy Art Dubai.


The Global Art Forum's fellowship programme Forum Fellows returns this year with a focus on curating. Led by writer and curator Tirdad Zolghadr, this programme of workshops enables exceptional upcoming curators from the Middle East to exchange ideas and experience.
Fellows selected for the 2014 programme are: Amanda Abi Khalil (Beirut); Azar Mahmoudian (Tehran); Yasmina Reggad (Algiers); Yara Saqfalhait(Ramallah) and Ania Szremski (Cairo).
The Forum Fellows is supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).
More information about Forum Fellows 2014 here.

Art Dubai 2014 identity, Kemistry Design


We look forward to welcoming you to the eighth edition of Art Dubai, opening March 19, 2014. The fair features 85 galleries from 36 countries across three programmes—ContemporaryModerandMarker—as well as an extensive not-for-profit programme, taking place at Madinat Jumeirah.
More information here.
Ibraaz's Omar Kholeif interviews Sophia Al Maria, at Art Dubai 2013, screen shot fromIbraaz.org


For the first time, Global Art Forum sessions will be simultaneously translated into Arabic and English, and will be live-streamed globally and to sites within the fair, thanks to the support of Ibraaz/Kamel Lazaar Foundation, the online partner of the Global Art Forum in 2014.
More information here.
Art Dubai Radio 2013, Fari Bradley in conversation with Ebtisam Abdulaziz


The popular project Falgoosh Radio—a live artist-led radio station—returns to Art Dubai in 2014.
Led by London-based sound artists and composers Fari Bradley andChris Weaver, the radio schedule goes behind the scenes of the fair with artists, curators and thinkers alike and showcases the most cutting edge sound pieces being made in and about the region.
More information about Art Dubai Radio 2014 here.

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