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Global Art Forum: The Future Was @ ICA, Jan 14

11 January 2016

London’s ICA is hosting the tenth Global Art Forum: The Future Was on January 14.

Writer Shumon Basar has commissioned curator Amal Khalaf, anthropologist Uzma Z. Rizvi, artists Sophia Al-Maria and John Gerrard, Nada Raza, Anna Della Subin and André Vida to contribute to the programme of performances and talks, which will propose positions of looking at the future from the past and other states, like sleep.

Conversation topics will include the impact of technical simulation, as well as the impact of rational thinking that is inherent in science fiction. Artist Sophia Al-Maria will talk about the deep ‘pilgrimages’ of her alter-ego who travels back to history and finds futures in the desert.

Musician and composer André Vida will channel Afrofuturist space-traveler Sun Ra via the vibrations, thoughts and music of the 22nd century “as made humanly audible today”.

After the event at ICA, The Forum will continue at its home at Art Dubai during March 16-19.

See ICA Event Page for more details. **

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Art Dubai, Mar 19 – 22

19 March 2014

The eighth edition of international art fair Art Dubai is running at the UAE city’s Madinat Jumeirah, from March 19 to 22.

Going over the three days, the globalised programme will feature commissioned projects and performances, residences and films, along with 70+ galleries across 30+ countries.

Galleries and artists to look out for include Carroll/Fletcher and Paradise Row from London, representing Michael Najjar and Mounir Fatmi respectively, Hajra Waheed from Kolkata’s ExperimenterYoung Jin Jo from 313 ART PROJECT, Yayoi Kusama from Ota Fine ArtsShilpa Gupta from Galleria Continua and more.

Locally, keep an eye on The Third Line, Grey Noise and Gallery Etemad from the Al Quoz district.

Read an overview of Dubai’s Al Quoz art district and see the Art Dubai website for details. **

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