The New York Times 3rd annual Art for Tomorrow Conference takes place at the W Doha Hotel & Residences in Qatar from March 10-13, 2017. A hub for over 200 of the world’s most influential thought leaders and innovators, this prestigious event attracts world-renowned artists, museum directors and curators, architects and urban planners, along with corporate and civic leaders.
Led by award-winning New York Times journalists, this year’s event, convened in association with Qatar Museums, will explore the tangible contributions art and cultural development can make to economic growth and nation-building initiatives. The conference will be introduced by Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., chairman of The New York Times Company and publisher of The New York Times.
Confirmed speakers include:
Idris Khan, Artist
Liu Bolin, Artist
Bernardo Paz, Art Collector and Creator, Inhotim
Chris Michaels, Head of Digital Media and Publishing, The British Museum
Yannis Behrakis, Photojournalist, Reuters
Dr. Andreas Görgen, Director General for Culture and Communication, German Federal Foreign Office
Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, Former Governor General of Canada
Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger, President, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
Vilma Jurkute, Director, Alserka Avenue
Pedro Gadanho, Director, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
Dia Azzawi, Artist
Sir David Chipperfield, Architect, David Chipperfield Architects
His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Mohamed bin Ali al-Thani, Collector and Founder, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Columnist and Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation
Allan Schwartzman, Chief Curator and Creative Director, Inhotim, and Founder and Principal, Art Agency, Partners
Daniel Tobin, Co-Founder and Creative Director, UAP (Urban Art Projects)
Barthélémy Tuguo, Artist
Julien Breton (a.k.a. Kaalam), Artist
Abdulnasser Gharem, Artist and Founder, The Gharem Studio
Julian Payne, Creative Design Director, De La Rue
Prof. Peter Stone, Unesco Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace, Newcastle University
Faig Ahmed, Artist
Touria El Glaoui, Founding Director, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Dr. Zaki Aslan, Regional Representative for the Arab States, The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Amanda Pinatih, Art Historian and Curator, Design Museum Dharavi
Jorge Mañes Rubio, Artist, Design Museum Dharavi
Tariq al-Jaidah, Managing Director, Al-Jaidah Brothers W.L.L.
Yorgos Kaminis, Mayor, City of Athens
Robert Wilson, Theater and Visual Artist
Subodh Gupta, Artist
Irina Bokova, Director General, Unesco
Nigel Hurst, Gallery Director and Chief Executive, Saatchi Gallery London
Isabelle de La Bruyère, Senior Director, Chairman’s Office, and Head of Client Advisory, Europe, Middle East, Russia and India, Christie’s
Robbie Antonio, Collector and C.E.O., Revolution Precrafted Properties
Amalia Ulman, Artist
Cao Fei, Artist
Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Artist
Lalla Essaydi, Artist
Through key presentations, interviews and a series of cultural activities, the event will explore the tangible contributions art and culture can make to economic growth and national identity. Topics will include areas of collaboration and competition among countries of the Arab world in the creation of a new cultural landscape; the challenge of heritage protection in the context of Palmyra; and the impact of censorship on artistic expression.
Much more than a conference, Art for Tomorrow also offers an experiential dimension in the form of exclusive private viewings of the Picasso-Giacometti exhibition, START Doha Art Fair in affiliation with the Saatchi Gallery, guided tours of Richard Serra’s sculpture in the desert and notable museums, plus a world-class coin exhibition. These all provide ideal platforms for networking and connecting with business leaders from this burgeoning sector.
Inaugural START Doha Art Fair
This year sees the event working in collaboration with contemporary art fair START to hold its first event in Doha. Presented in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery and featuring a section on up and coming local talent by artist and curator Mahmoud Obaidi, START Doha will showcase a selection of artworks from galleries specially invited to attend.
Works from the following artists and galleries will be on display on the 29th floor of the W Doha Hotel & Residences throughout the duration of the conference:
Montoro12 Contemporary Art
Faig Ahmed and Larissa Sansour
Raeda Ashour, Filwa Nazer, Adel al-Quraishi, Maïmouna Guerresi, Osama Esid, Ibrahim el-Dessouki, Mohammed Zaza
Qatar For Tomorrow
The 2017 New York Times Art for Tomorrow Conference is organized in collaboration with START Solo and is supported by headline sponsors Richard Mille and Numismatica Genevensis, bronze sponsors the Federal Foreign Office, Germany and AlBahie Auction House, as well as airline partner Qatar Airways. The host sponsors are Jaidah Holdings and W Doha Hotel & Residences.
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