At 18:00 UAE time (14:00GMT) 25 March 2020, Global Art Forum by Art Dubai will live-broadcast a “Newshour Special” dedicated to the stories and narratives shaping the current coronavirus fallout.
As normal life is paused in much of the world and the immediate future is canceled, our shared present feels strange and precarious. Right now, we live in order to tell each other stories. Hosted by Global Art Forum’s Commissioner, Shumon Basar, this Newshour Special will include tele-conversations with Dubai based guests including Turner Prize co-winner Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Creative Director of the Museum of the Future Brendan McGetrick, Exhibitions Curator at Art Jameel Rahul Gudipudi; and with artists Simon Denny and Jenna Sutela, curator Marina Fokidis, Futurist in Chief and Chief of Global Affairs of the Dubai Future Foundation Dr. Noah Raford; plus new video content from artists Ana Maria Nicolaescu and Nabla Yahya. And, Music for Homes, will be debuted by Farah Al Qasimi.
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Also, over the next few weeks, interviews, insights and personal impressions will be collected from the Global Art Forum’s alumni of novelists, filmmakers, philosophers, technologists, musicians, historians, artists and curators into a “Planetary Feed.” Because the current crisis is occurring at a speed and scale that stretches across the entire world, every individual voice is also part of this unpredictable, universal story.
Global Art Forum is an annual, transdisciplinary summit, based in Dubai, which combines original thinking and contemporary themes in an intimate, live environment. Since 2007, the Forum has been a key part of Art Dubai’s extensive cultural programming. Featuring live talks guided by a curated theme, Global Art Forum has brought together over 500 global minds from pop culture to renowned academia: artists, curators, museum directors, filmmakers, novelists, historians, philosophers, technologists, entrepreneurs, musicians and performers. Central to Global Art Forum’s continuing success is the dialogue the platform fosters across disciplines, reporting from every part of the world to paint a truly 21st century portrait of how the globalised world thinks. The Forum has been invited to present special editions at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; and the ArtScience Museum, Singapore.