March 17-18, 2013
about the forum
The Global Art Forum brings together a diverse line-up of participants, including artists, curators, musicians, strategists, thinkers, and writers for two days of live talks and performances in Doha (March 17-18), followed by four days in Dubai (March 20-23). Founded and produced by Art Dubai, Global Art Forum is presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), and is held in partnership with Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Qatar Museums Authority). In 2013, the seventh iteration of the Global Art Forum is directed by Istanbul based writer/editor HG Masters, and commissioned by writer/curator Shumon Basar. Entitled ‘It Means This’, the forum explores the concept of ‘definitionism’: investigating the words, terms, clichés and misunderstandings that proliferate in the art world and beyond. The Forum attempts to (re)define words, phrases and ideas we think we know, and those we need to know, to navigate the 21st century.
For more information: http://artdubai.ae/global-art-forum