Mathaf was proud to co-host the 6th edition of the Global Art Forum, the Middle East’s leading platform for contemporary art discourse, on March 18-19, 2012. Entitled ‘The Medium of Media’, the Global Art Forum_6 examined the double meaning of the term ‘media’, both within the art world and referring to the world of publishing and reportage.
ARABIC ART GLOSSARY PROJECT – Launch and Talk
Curator Lara Khaldi leads a new collaboration between Art Dubai and Mathaf: an interactive Arabic Art Glossary platform. Over the course of a year, a database of art terms and definitions in Arabic will be built up, providing arts practitioners, institutions, students and translators with an unparalleled resource.
REPORT OR UPLOAD: NEWS AND THE ARAB AWAKENING
Demotix founder and CEO Turi Munthe hosts Al Jazeera’s Ghida Fakhry Khane, Gulf News columnist Mishaal Al Gergawi and Cairo based writer/journalist Yasmine El Rashidi to measure how and why events in the Arab world over the past year challenged traditional and new news media.
SOME MEDIUM STORIES – Introduction & Readings
Michael Vazquez has edited a specially commissioned publication for Global Art Forum_6 entitled Some Medium Stories. Includes satellite TV in Afghanistan, Iraq on YouTube, Syria on Facebook, art world gossip, plus more, from writers Emily Dische-Becker, Tom Francis, Kristine Khouri, Nicholas Sautin, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, among others. Also available to read in the Forum-Forum.