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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) 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.


In 2015 the Forum began, for the first time, in Kuwait, and then continued at Art Dubai, featuring five days of live talks, presentations, discussions and commissioned projects. The 2015 Global Art Forum was presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and supported by Dubai Design District (d3)


The 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. 


The International New York was 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, focused on upcoming writers from the Middle East. The Fellowship programme was led by Tirdad Zolghadr


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























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