The 2020 Global Art Forum considers the storytelling impulse, and how narratives shape our current reality. Entitled “Do You Story?” the 14th edition of the renowned transdisciplinary summit is programmed by Commissioner Shumon Basar, and takes place over 25th to 27th March 2020, at Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” wrote Joan Didion. But are there any universal stories left? Consensus based reality is being replaced by customisable beliefs. Technology empowers this extreme individuality. Does your life still feel like a story? Or do the Stories you post feel something like a life? The personal and the political, the economy and the nation, history and future—all arrive at us as narratives, vying for our attention. Perhaps right now, we live in order to tell ourselves stories.
“Do You Story?” will contain tales about astrology, television, gaming, fashion, The One Thousand and One Nights, venture capitalism, cities, museums, political fictions, performance, The Gulf, Instagram Stories, epic endings and more. Guests include: Ferran Adrià, Munira Al Sayegh, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Yaminay Chaudhri, Rachel Dedman, Simon Denny, Marina Fokidis, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Dima Hamadeh, Charlie Robin Jones, Charlie Koolhaas, Dr Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, John Menick, Mahan Moalemi, Ana Maria Nicolaescu, Prabhakar Pachpute, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Angelo Plessas, Ella Plevin, Khalil Rabah, Manuel Rabaté, Dr Noah Raford, Nora Razian, Georgia Sagri, Yasmine Seale, Sarah Shin, Jeremy Strick, Charwei Tsai, Tod Wodicka, Lantian Xie, Tirdad Zolghadr and others.
Full programme coming soon.