One of the highlights of Art Dubai, apart from its artistic offerings is the transdisciplinary summit - Global Art Forum - that is a key part of Dubai’s annual art calendar.
The Forum held since 2007 combines original thinking and contemporary themes in an intimate, live environment.
It has brought together over 400 global minds from pop culture to renowned academia: artists, curators, museum directors, filmmakers, novelists, historians, philosophers, technologists, entrepreneurs, musicians and performers, dialogue with one another across disciplines, reporting from every part of the world, painting a truly 21st century portrait of how the globalized world thinks.
This year’s theme for the 12th edition of Global Art Forum, is titled ‘I Am Not A Robot’, on automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Shumon Basar, Commissioner of the Forum, in a conversation with Al Arabiya English says: “One of the big questions the we will be discussing is whether automation is going to affect creativity and also equally, whether creativity in the arts has something to ponder over about automation that is different to how the tech world thinks.”
Shumon Basar, Commissioner of the Global Art Forum. (Courtesy: Art Dubai)
“We have a number of really great artists coming, who in their own ways are all embracing different forms of automation: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, who creates audiovisual installations and conducted investigations with Forensic Architecture, Yuri Pattison, who is an amazing artist who deals a lot with algorithms and data, Pamela Rozenkranz, who is interested in how humans are almost making themselves into pharmacological entities, Katja Novitskova, and Ania Soliman, among others.”