Global Art Forum 8
Titled Meanwhile...History*, the 2014 Global Art Forum is an imagined timeline of turning points in history – significant decades, years, days, minutes or seconds that shifted an understanding of the world. Some seem familiar. Others are broadcast from history’s blind spots. These coordinates come from the past, are present in our present and reach into the future.
2014 Global Art Forum 8
KATARA ART CENTER
ART DUBAI, MINA A'SALAM, MADINAT JUMEIRAH
Co-directed by curator-translator Omar Berrada of Dar al-Ma'mun and artist Ala Younis, and commissioned by writer Shumon Basar, 'Meanwhile…History' also reflected on the philosophy and fiction of making history matter. Every commission, publication, session and presentation is a point on an imagined timeline; as a whole, the Forum became a journey through known and unknown histories of critical change and secretly seismic moments.
Download the press release in English and Arabic.
The Forum's list of contributors can be found here.
The Forum was presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), and was held in partnership with the Office of Strategic Cultural Relations at Qatar Museums Authority through their Years of Culture annual initiative. The Doha days of the Global Art Forum took place during the Qatar Brazil 2014 Year of Culture at Katara Art Center.
Forum Fellows 2014 was supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).
The Forum’s online partner was Ibraaz/Kamel Lazaar Foundation.
The International New York Times was the international media partner.
*The title Meanwhile ... History was conceived by Sophia Al-Maria