The project is based on five public conversations in Dubai & Abu Dhabi, featuring key figures in the development of the UAE cultural panorama.
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi is a Sharjah-based businessman, founder of Barjeel Securities Dubai, chairman of the UAE Chapter of Young Arab Leaders, columnist and blogger. His encyclopedic collection of Arab art has never been exhibited.
Antonia Carver is a Dubai-based writer and editor working with contemporary artists and filmmakers. Carver is editor-at-large of the arts quarterly Bidoun and writes for a wide range of publications. She’s on the programming teams of various international film festivals.
Camera: Nomada, Editing: Mounir Harbaoui
The 5 conversations have been screened and recorded: 21 March 2009, Gallery XVA courtyard, Bastakiya, Dubai and 26 March 2009 Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
A project commissioned by the UAE Pavillion for the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2009