Abstraction Unframed: : Fourth Annual Conference of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Turkey and Iran (AMCA)

Conference

WHEN May 22-24, 2016
9am - 5pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

The fourth AMCA conference opens up the concept of abstraction for inquiry across multiple disciplines, questioning both the frame of modern abstraction and its promise to un-frame. The conference highlights transformations of abstraction in the non-West and the history of aniconic ornament in its spiritual landscapes.

The conference takes place at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah. By convening the conference in conjunction with a collection of art assembled outside national boundaries, and within an institution of higher learning located between the Middle East and Asia, the conference discussions in the United Arab Emirates will enable the un-framing of abstraction as an artistic process, goal, and critique. For more information, please click here.

Please click here for the conference program.

Image: Ahmed Cherkaoui, Morocco 1934 – 1967, Les Miroirs Rouges, 1980, oil on jute on board 53 x 58 cm - courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation

Please note that on May 22nd and 23rd, the conference is being held at NYU Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island Campus. On May 24th, the conference is being held at the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah. Click here to register for May 24th in Sharjah. 

Convened by
  • Salwa Mikdadi, Associate Professor Practice of Art History, NYUAD
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

In Collaboration with

Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey
2Barjeel Art Foundation

Join our events mailing lists

Always be the first to know about what's going on in our community. Sign up for one of our newsletters and receive information on a wide variety of events such as exhibition, lectures, films, art performances, discussions and conferences.

Join The Arts Center events mailing list Join The Institute events mailing list Join The Art Gallery events mailing list Join The StartAD events mailing list