March 14-15 sees the opening of the first Global Art Forum in Kuwait.
Art Dubai’s flagship talks event – the largest annual arts conference in the Middle East – begins at Amricani Cultural Centre (Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah) and is accompanied by special exhibitions and events across Kuwait City.
Titled ‘Download Update?’, the 2015 Forum takes 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 Forum debates how technologies have transformed not only the way we work, but how we think, interact, learn and create.
Speakers in Kuwait include former Al Arabi Editor-in-Chief Dr. Sulaiman Al Askari, Taleb Alrefai, artists’ collective GCC; artists Manal Al Dowayan and Cécile B. Evans;architect and Visualizing Impact co-founder Joumana Al Jabri; and tech entrepreneur Roland Daher writers and publishers May Al-Dabbagh, Al Anoud Al Sharekh, Mai Al-Nakib, and Lana Shamma . In Kuwait, the Global Art Forum is kindly supported by the Tamdeen Group, developers of 360 Mall. The Forum takes place at the Amricani Cultural Centre (Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah), and is held in collaboration with Sultan Gallery and Nuqat.
The Global Art Forum continues at Art Dubai, March 18-20. Global Art Forum Kuwait is accompanied by special exhibitions and events across the city.
Location: Al Amricani Cultural Centre (Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah)
Tel: +965 2240 0992
Fax: +965 2246 7770
Address: Gulf Road, next to the National Assembly, in front of the Evangelical Church