Art Dubai's Global Art Forum presents The Future Was...

Art Dubai's Global Art Forum presents The Future Was...

10th edition

Editor: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Art Dubai

A rediscovering and reimagining of the future will be the focus at Art Dubai's Global Art Forum this year. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

Art Dubai has released its full programme list for the highly-anticipated Global Art Forum, which is now in its 10th edition. The conference will include live talks and panel discussions, as well as artistic contributions from Julie Mehretu (The Eye of Ra, pictured above), films by Qatari artist Sophia Al Maria and a performance art piece by Monira Al Qadiri titled The Future was the Future Dichroic.

Forum Commissioner Shumon Basar says: "The future isn't what it used to be, which is why the tenth edition of the Global Art Forum is called 'The Future Was'. How did different parts of the world imagine their future fates? Technologically? Culturally? Creatively? Ideas can be time machines — so we're inviting some of the brightest minds to share their ideas and take us backwards and forwards through time and place."

The 2016 Global Art Forum will run from March 16-19 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. For the full programme visit