Antonia Carver director of the Jameel Art Prize and co-director of Art Dubai’s Art Forum
How does Art Forum fit into the wider context of art in Dubai? “It’s maintained a curated edge throughout the growth of Dubai’s art scene, with 2,000 people crammed into a tent at Art Dubai to listen to three days of talks about the future of art, led by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Germano Celant and more.”

What are the trends that characterize art shown in Dubai? “The diversity. All artistic media are represented; while some artists may be engaged with political concerns, others are interested in form, history, the domestic. Artists are examining timely and important debates and issues.”




What are your favorite things to do in Dubai? “Try to catch a Cinema Akil screening if you can — an itinerant cinema and film movement that’s likely to find a permanent home soon, but meanwhile, screens fantastic pop-up programmes of classics, documentaries and locally made films outside and around the place.”


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