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Global Art Forum_7: TRANSLUCINATION (Frant by Omar Berrada)

What is translation after translation? Is translation a kind of hallucination, of seeing and hearing what is there and isn't there?
Curator, translator, and Dar Al-Ma'mun co-director Omar Berrada.

17-18.3.2013
MATHAF: ARAB MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
DOHA

20-23.3.2013
ART DUBAI, MADINAT JUMEIRAH
DUBAI

Featuring commissioned projects and research, as well as six days of live talks, the Global Art Forum brought together a diverse line-up of participants, including artists, curators, musicians, strategists, thinkers and writers.

Founded and produced by Art Dubai, Global Art Forum was presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), and held in partnership with Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Qatar Museums Authority).

In 2013, the seventh iteration of the Global Art Forum was directed by Istanbul based writer/editor HG Masters, and commissioned by writer/curator Shumon Basar. Entitled 'It Means This', the forum explored the concept of 'definitionism': investigating the words, terms, clichés and misunderstandings that proliferate in the art world and beyond. The Forum attempted to (re)define words, phrases and ideas we think we know, and those we need to know, to navigate the 21st century.

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