At GIES 2015, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi discusses the global relevance of Islamic art. Read more »
Arts & Culture
Read a summary of a radio interview conducted by America’s public broadcaster with Sultan about his role in supporting Arab artists show their work to audiences around the world. Read more »
Importance of art education in UAE, especially at this time when much of the region’s culture is threatened by terrorist groups and civil strife, is exponentially greater than anywhere else in the region. Read more »
A look at Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi’s visionary aims for his project, the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah.
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In an Al-Monitor article in 2013, I suggested that partly because of the civil strife, traditional core cities in the Arab world such as Damascus, Cairo and Baghdad are facing, as well as increased cultural investments by Gulf states, the center of gravity for art and culture in the Arab world was shifting eastward to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha. The article created controversy both within the Gulf states and the wider Arab world. Read more »
In this interview with Creative Time Report, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, co-director of Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum, connects the themes of this year’s conference with broader conversations about art, culture, politics and technology in the Middle East. Read more »