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Daily from 2pm to 5pm

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Featuring commissioned project s and research\, as well as six days of live talks\, the Global Art Forum b rings together a diverse line-up of participants\, including artists\, cura tors\, musicians\, strategists\, thinkers and writers.

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Founded and produced by Art Dubai\, Global Art Forum is pr esented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture)\, and is he ld in partnership with Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Qatar Museums Aut hority)

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In 2013\, the seventh iterati on 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 misunders tandings that proliferate in the art world and beyond. The Forum attempts t o (re)define words\, phrases and ideas we think we know\, and those we need to know\, to navigate the 21st century.

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Global Art Forum_7 features over 40 contributors. New participants to th e Forum include Dubai-based political scientist Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abd ulla\; poet and author Mourid Barghouti (I Sa w Ramallah\, among other books)\; artist and former REM lead singer Michael Stipe\; writer-editors Charles Arsene-Henry< /strong>\, Brian Kuan Wood (Editor\, eflux journal) and Guy Mannes-Abbott (author\, In Ramallah\, Running)\ ; artists Tarek Atoui\, Tristan Bera\, Manal Al Dowayan\, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster\, Shuruq Harb\, Hassan Khan\, Emeka Ogboh\, Slavs and Tatars\, Ala You nis\; writers Elif Batuman (contributor\, New Yor ker)\, Maryam Monalisa Gharavi (Editor-at-Large\, The New Inquiry)\, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera (author of What if L atin America Ruled the World?)\; Lagos-based writer-editor Tol u Ogunlesi\; writer/urbanist Keller Easterling (P rofessor\, Yale University)\; curator-translator\, and Dar Al-Ma’mun co-dir ector\, Omar Berrada\; curators Reem Fadda (Associate Curator\, Middle Eastern Art\, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project\, and curator\, National Pavilion for the UAE at the Venice Biennial)\, Koyo Kouoh (director\, Raw Material Company\, Dakar)\, Bisi Silva (director\, CCA Lagos) and Tirdad Zolghadr (writer\, based at Center for Curatorial Studies\, Bard College NY)\; New York-based anthropologist Uzma Z. Rizvi\; composer and musician Andre Vida\; and Doha-based analyst and commenta tor Tarik Yousef.

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Ret urning speakers include writer and artist Douglas Coupland \; curator Lara Khaldi (Director\, Khalil Sakakini Cultura l Centre\, Ramallah)\; geostrategist and Director of Hybrid Reality Institu te Parag Khanna\; Turi Munthe\, the found er of ‘citizen journalist’ newswire Demotix\; Co-Director of Exhibitions an d Programmes and Director of International Projects of the Serpentine Galle ry\, London\, Hans-Ulrich Obrist\; and the founder of Barj eel Art Foundation Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi. 

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Each session or element of the For um will take on a keyword\; some are terms we use every day – such as Herit age\, Biography\, Freezone\, Score and Place (looking particularly at how t he cities Lagos and Ramallah having been shaped by writers and artists). Ot her terms may be less familiar – including Academese\, Advert Adverts\, Dro ne Fiction\, MENA (Middle East Nervous Anxiety)\, or Neologism. The eclecti c line-up of Forum contributors are set to pick apart these terms through t alks\, debates\, performances\, TV clips\, new publications\, films\, music \, and so much more.

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The Global Art Fo rum_7 includes a range of commissioned projects and publications\, includin g a series of “advert breaks” by upcoming artists Lantian Xie and Abdullah Al Mutairi\, among other projects and pub lications to be announced.

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