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Mouna Mekouar and Lorenzo Giusti, curators of Art Dubai Modern, will imagine a series of stimulating talks, lectures and round table discussions to provide an overview of modern art in the territories of North Africa, Middle East and South Asia by considering the question of art training, production, and reception of works. Looking critically at the history and historiography of mid-20th-century abstraction, the conversations will rethink art-historical canons and expand the discourse around global modernisms. How can we write a narrative which focuses on the connections and interconnections between people and cities from Casablanca to Beirut, from Damascus to Lahore and New Delhi ? How do we approach and include in today’s museums modern art through the prism of the 21st century ?


Participants will include curators and artists from the art fair and members from leading UAE’s art institutions alongside other renowned art professionals.


Full programme to be announced soon.


Presented in partnership with Dubai Collection.