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Today at Art for Tomorrow

2015

The International New York Times Art for Tomorrow Conference kicked off today and saw some fascinating discussions from the world's best known art personalities.

Many great speakers are in Doha for the conference. Today we heard from the likes of Jeff Koons, Zaha Hadid, and Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa.

Here are some of the day's highlights:

Art is iconic. Art is visual. Art is universal. Art is educational.
Geoffrey Lipman, founder of Greenearth
Museums, cultural institutions and art help people adapt to change.
Gail Lord, Co-President, Lord Cultural Resources
My work relates to the moment I'm alive.
Jeff Koons discusses his cultural inspirations for art
From left: QM CEO Mansoor Al Ebrahim, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa, Minister of Cuture Art & Heritage H.E Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al Thani, QTA Chairman H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi
Art has no religion and comes in different forms. It's a language we can all share ... Investing in culture is no longer a choice, it's a necessity.
H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa Al Thani
Culture and creativity are essential ingredients in cities.
Justine Simmons, Head of Culture, City Hall London

The conference continues today from the W Hotel Doha. Follow online:

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