The Global Art Forum is an annual, transdisciplinary summit, based in Dubai, which combines original thinking and contemporary themes in an intimate, live environment. Since 2007, the Forum has been a key part of Art Dubai’s extensive cultural programming. It has brought together over 450 global minds from pop culture to renowned academia: artists, curators, museum directors, filmmakers, novelists, historians, philosophers, technologists, entrepreneurs, musicians and performers, dialogue with one another across disciplines, reporting from every part of the world, painting a truly 21st century portrait of how the globalized world thinks.
The Global Art Forum is supported by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, and the Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy.
This year, The Global Art Forum has hosted multiple events, its annual conference in Dubai in February and March, which looked at the potentials of automation under the theme “I AM NOT A ROBOT”. Followed by, an event at the Royal Academy of Arts in London during July, which focused on the past, present and future of art, culture and ideas in the UAE. Most recently, the Forum travelled to the iconic ArtScience Museum in Singapore, a fitting location to revisit the theme “I AM NOT A ROBOT” since Singapore is striving to become the world’s first Smart Nation. Click the images below to discover more about each event.