Saturday 17.03.2012

Opening Address

Opening Address

HE Abdul Rahman Al Owais
Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, UAE


Opening Keynote

Opening Keynote

Salah Hassan (Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University)


Art and Cultural Diplomacy

Art and Cultural Diplomacy

HE Omar Saif Ghobash (UAE Ambassador to Russia)
Jude Kelly, OBE (Southbank Centre, UK)
William Wells (The Townhouse Gallery, Egypt)
Dr Cynthia P. Schneider - moderator (Georgetown University, USA)


Commissions and Residencies in the Institutional Context

Commissions and Residencies in the Institutional Context

Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery, UK)
Judith Greer (Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE)
Eungie Joo (New Museum, USA)
Susanne Pfeffer (KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Germany)
Beatrix Ruf (Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland)


Sunday 18.03.2012

The Importance of Site

The Importance of Site

Yusaku Imamura (Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan)
Adam Sutherland (Grizedale Arts, UK)
Khalil Abdulwahid (Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, UAE)
Lu Jie (Long March Space, China)
Anne Barlow - moderator (Art in General, USA)


Artists and Audiences

Artists and Audiences

Michelle Dezember (MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar)
Louise Hui-Juan Hsu (Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan)
Abed al Ju’beh (Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Palestine)
Amal Khalaf (Serpentine Gallery -Edgware Road Project, UK)
Murtaza Vali - moderator (independent art critic and art historian, USA-UAE)


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