The Global Art Forum “Newshour Special” was dedicated to the stories and narratives shaping the current coronavirus fallout. Looking at how normal life is currently paused in much of the world and the immediate future canceled, our shared present felt strange and precarious. Hosted by Global Art Forum’s Commissioner, Shumon Basar, this Newshour Special included tele-conversations with Dubai based guests including Turner Prize co-winner Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Creative Director of the Museum of the Future Brendan McGetrick, Exhibitions Curator at Art Jameel Rahul Gudipudi; and with artists Simon Denny and Jenna Sutela, curator Marina Fokidis, Futurist in Chief and Chief of Global Affairs of the Dubai Future Foundation Dr. Noah Raford; plus new video content from artists Ana Maria Nicolaescu and Nabla Yahya. And, Music for Homes, debuted by Farah Al Qasimi.
In addition, to capture individual voices from across the world throughout the Covid-crisis, interviews, insights and personal impressions were collected from the Global Art Forum’s alumni of novelists, filmmakers, philosophers, technologists, musicians, historians, artists and curators, which were released into the “Planetary Feed.”