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Global Art Forum 10: The Future Was Rational

4 Jan 2016
Part 3 of the Global Art Forum, an event designed to explore the ways in which artists, writers, technologists, historians, musicians and thinkers have imagined, and are shaping, the future.

Part 3 of the Global Art Forum, an event designed to explore the ways in which artists, writers, technologists, historians, musicians and thinkers have imagined, and are shaping, the future.

Can science fiction only exist once the rationalism of science is fully understood and integrated into a way of imagining life? Why does modernity rely so heavily on rationality? In order to excavate these issues, we must look to the relationship between tonic bottles and cyclones, feminist utopias, and travels to Venus. All, perhaps, in an effort to reaffirm the necessity of the irrational to instigate change, which is at the heart of science and its many fictions.

Featuring Nada Raza (Assisstant Curator, Tate Modern) and Uzma Z. Rizvi (Associate Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies, Pratt Institute of Art and Design and Global Art Forum 10 Co-Director)

The 2016 Global Art Forum was commissioned by writer Shumon Basar, with artist/curator Amal Khalaf and anthropologist Uzma Z. Rizvi, who co-chaired this special evening of conversations, performances and music. The Forum continues at its home at Art Dubai, March 16-19, 2016, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Presented by Art Dubai in partnership with the ICA. Art Dubai's Global Art Forum is presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and supported by Dubai Design District (d3). 

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