Exhibition: Modern Art from the Middle East, Conferences and Symposia
Shakir Hassan Al Said, The Victorious, 1983. Mixed media on wood panel. Collection of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
03/31

Symposium, Writing/Curating the Middle East

Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00 am

“Writing/Curating the Middle East,” organized by the History of Art Department, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Council on Middle East Studies, takes place on Thursday and Friday, March 30–31, 2017. The symposium opens with a keynote lecture on Thursday, March 30, delivered by the celebrated Egyptian artist Wael Shawky, and sessions on Friday examine issues of national identity and diversity, bringing together curators and art historians who engage with the Middle East through research, publications, and exhibitions. This symposium uses new avenues of research as a launching pad from which the participating scholars examine entanglements and synchronicity, proposing a new discourse on art from the Middle East that illustrates how it was both inspired by and contributed to global modern art movements. The symposium is organized by Kishwar Rizvi, Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture Department of the History of Art, and Pamela Franks, Senior Deputy Director and the Seymour H. Knox, Jr., Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and is sponsored by the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund from the MacMillan Center. The keynote lecture is generously funded by the Hayden Visiting Artists Fund. Registration for the symposium is required; for more information, contact Lora LeMosy at the Center for Middle East Studies at lora.lemosy@yale.edu, or visit wcme.salisbury175.yale.edu.

Note: Friday sessions are held in the Loria Center, 190 York Street, Room 351

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