This series of talks takes place on the terrace of The Abraaj Group Lounge, and features leaders and innovators from the worlds of art, business and philanthropy exploring the latest global trends.
In 2015, the talks featured a range of speakers, from the President of L’Institut du Monde Arabe, Jack Lang in conversation with HE Zaki Nusseibeh, Advisor to the U.A.E Presidential Court. Renowned museum director Henry Kim was in conversation with Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi. Major collectors and patrons, such as Beatrice Bulgari and Dr. Ramzi Dalloul discussed their support for artists and institutions. Talks also took place in Art Dubai Modern for the first time, debating archives with Vali Mahlouji and Sumesh Sharma of Clark House Initiative in conversation with curator Catherine David.
Finally, the second ArtNow Award was awarded to the veteran publisher, editor and archivist Jalal Uddin Ahmed who has spent decades supporting and documenting Pakistani artists and their work, and whose approach is illustrative of all that patronage can be.