The ninth edition of the Global Art Forum for the first time took place in Kuwait at the Al Amricani Cultural Center on 14-15th of March. Titled ‘Download Update?’, the 2015 Forum took on the theme of technologies, and their impact on the world of art, culture and beyond. Co-directed by Turi Munthe and Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, with Shumon Basar as Director-at-Large.
The event in Kuwait was sponsored by TAMDEEN Group / 360 Mall and organized in collaboration with Sultan Gallery and Nuqat.
JAYKAR : The Cheeky Video Scene of the Gulf – video program curated by Monira Al Qadiri was on screening during Global Art Forum featuring video by Sheno Ya’ani Group (Kuwait), Temsah Series (Saudi Arabia), Musaed Khaled (Kuwait), Masameer (Saudi Arabia), Monira Al Qadiri (Kuwait) and Telfaz11 (Saudi Arabia)
As a part of Global Art Forum 2 days Workshop “Digitising Archives” was coordinated by independent researcher Kristine Khouri and Sabih Ahmed (Asia Art Archive) bringing together practitioners from GCC and Middle Eastern countries.