Global Art Forum 9
The ninth edition of the Global Art Forum took on the theme of technologies and their impact on the world of art and culture. Titled Download Update?, the Forum was co-directed by Turi Munthe and Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, with Shumon Basar as Director-at-Large.
Drawing in a range of speakers from across art, new media, web, design and literature, the Global Art Forum debated how technologies have transformed not only the way we work, but how we think, interact, learn and create.
The 2015 Global Art Forum was presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and supported by Dubai Design District (d3)
The 2015 Global Art Forum Kuwait was supported by the Tamdeen Group and took place at Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, in association with Sultan Gallery and Nuqat. Global Art Forum Kuwait was accompanied by special exhibitions and events across the city.
MARCH 14-15, 2015
DAR AL-ATHAR AL-ISLAMIYYAH, AMRICANI CULTURAL CENTRE
MARCH 18-20, 2015
ART DUBAI, MADINAT JUMEIRAH
Turi Munthe is a media and journalism entrepreneur, with an interest in social enterprise, politics and the Middle East. In 2007, he founded Demotix, the multi-award winning citizen newswire. He advises, works with and invests in new media start-ups.
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is a commentator on political, social and economic issues in the Middle East. His columns appear in the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, the Independent and the Guardian. Al Qassemi is an MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow and the Founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Shumon Basar was Director of Global Art Forum 6, and Commissioner of Global Art Forum 7 and 8. His new book, co-authored with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist, is called The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present. He is also advising Fondazione Prada on its new Milan cultural complex.