Art's Future, Art's Force: Women Artists Envision the Future

Talk

WHEN October 26, 2020
6:30-8pm WHERE Zoom Webinar Part of "Art and Power in the Middle East: Past and Present" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

An exciting development in international art, contemporary Middle Eastern art notably by women challenges the relationship between art and power. Through the work of artists such as Larissa Sansour and Sama al-Shaibi, who envision alternative and distant futures, we ask: Is art an archaeology, and an architecture, of the future? Why does this art, often preoccupied with the present, appeal to fantasy? In engaging common life, is art a refuge for dissensual thought? What are we to make of its recurrent humor in the face of loss? How does it herald possibility and transformation?

Time: 6:30pm Gulf Standard Time
             10:30am Eastern Daylight Time
 
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Speakers
  • Najat Rahman, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Palestinian-American Research Center 2021; Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal

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The NYUAD Art Gallery

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