CAP Launches with Ambitious, Experimental Plans | Alwatan Daily | Kuwait

2010

 

Lastly, Palestinian artist Steven Sabella presented his talk which could be thematically considered a counter point to the discussion held by De Bruyere. Sabella, representing the artists’ narrative, urged the need to mull over the value placed on marketability of art rather than encouraging art of critical acclaim. He pointed out the need to support sustainability, particularly by the use of trust and education. He ended his talk by asking, “Can Kuwait be a hub? Kuwait can grow in synergy with its neighbors. Ground research [in terms of art development] is the key. It is theory that generates value. Kuwait must learn from the mistakes and transcend them, in order to be an art center. [Therefore] has Kuwait done enough research in its path to develop and support artists?”

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