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Art Dubai's Global Art Forum 2016: The Future Was

The Future Was Global/Art/Forum

009_08 / 25 February 2016


Global Art Forum 2016

The Future Was Global/Art/Forum

18 mins 27 secs


What did the future look like in the mid-2000s? In the Mid-East? Why did a talks program at a new regional art fair decide to be "global" and a "forum"? Art Dubai's Director, Antonia Carver, and the Global Art Forum's Commissioner, Shumon Basar, introduced the evening by traveling ten years in ten minutes.


Antonia Carver is Director of Art Dubai, overseeing the fair's diverse programme, including three gallery programmes, the Global Art Forum, Art Dubai Projects and Campus Art Dubai. Based in the UAE since 2001, she has written extensively; was an editor and projects director at Bidoun (2004-2010); and programmed for the Dubai and Edinburgh film festivals. Previously, she was an editor at Phaidon; in development and projects at the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva); and in publishing at G+B Arts International.


Shumon Basar (Writer and Global Art Forum 10 Commissioner), Amal Khalaf (Artist, researcher, curator and Global Art Forum 10 Co-Director) and Uzma Z. Rizvi (Associate Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies, Pratt Institute of Art and Design and Global Art Forum 10 Co-Director)