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Global Art Forum


Featuring commissioned projects and research, as well as live talks guided by a curated theme, the Global Art Forum brings together a diverse line-up of participants, including artists, curators, musicians, strategists, thinkers and writers.

The ninth edition of the Global Art Forum (14-15 in Kuwait, 18-20 in Dubai) takes on the theme of technologies and their impact on the world of art and culture. Titled Download Update?, the Forum is co-directed by Turi Munthe and Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, with Shumon Basar as Director-at-Large.


This year’s Forum begins, for the first time, in Kuwait, and then continues at Art Dubai, and features five days of live talks, presentations, discussions and commissioned projects. The 2015 Global Art Forum is presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and supported by Dubai Design District (d3)


The Global Art Forum Kuwait is supported by the Tamdeen Group and takes place at Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, in association with Sultan Gallery and Nuqat. Global Art Forum Kuwait is accompanied by special exhibitions and events across the city. 


The International New York is the international media partner of the Global Art Forum.


In 2015, the accompanying Forum Fellows programme, part of Art Dubai Education and supported by Julius Baer, focuses on upcoming writers from the Middle East. The Fellowship programme is led by Tirdad Zolghadr


The programme's accompanying Forum Forum, is the media repository section located in the art fair.  























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