May 14, 2018

2018 Gulf Arts and Culture Symposium

2018 Gulf Arts and Culture Symposium

Cover_Art and the Gulf CityMay 8-9, 2018

Gulf cities have become destinations for artists throughout the region, attracting them with their dynamism and energy. Museums, galleries, and artist enclaves impact neighborhoods and the urban environment more broadly. The role of public art in enriching the lives of citizens figures prominently in an ongoing discussion among artists, urban planners, and officials in Gulf cities.

Panel: “Big Spaces, Small Spaces: Urban, Architectural, and Artistic Strategies for City-Based Cultural Districts”

Speakers

Adrian Ellis, Chair, Global Cultural Districts Network
Meitha Saeed Al Mazrooei, Editor, WTD Magazine
Noura Al Sayeh, Head of Architectural Affairs, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities
Yasser Elsheshtawy, Visiting Scholar, AGSIW (Moderator)

Performances and Reception

Speakers

Ahaad al-Amoudi, Saudi Contemporary Artist
Farah Al Qasimi, Emirati Artist and Musician
Vikram Divecha, Artist
Kosmas Nikolaou, Artist and Architect
Leeza Ahmady, Curator, Ahmady Arts (Moderator)