Accidents of History


WHEN April 8, 2021
6:30-8 PM WHERE Zoom Webinar WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

How an archaeological excavation led by German diplomat Baron Max von Oppenheim in Tell Halaf, northeast Syria, at the turn of the twentieth century can reshape present geopolitical debates? Have fragmented family heirlooms the agency to decolonize dominant archaeological narratives? This roundtable brings together artists, curators and scholars to explore current discussions of cultural (re)appropriation, heritage and freedom of movement in this critical historical moment.

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The discussion will open with Rayyane Tabet's reading performance "Dear Victoria" (2016-ongoing)

The event is organized on the occasion of Rayyane Tabet’s solo exhibition Exquisite Corpse at Sharjah Art Foundation curated by Ryan Inouye.

Curated by
  • Katia Arfara, Assistant Professor of Theater & Performance Studies, NYU Abu Dhabi
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
In conversation with
  • Rayyane Tabet, Artist, Pratt Institute
  • Ryan Inouye, Senior Curator, Sharjah Art Foundation
  • Uzma Z. Rizvi, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies, Pratt Institute

In Collaboration with

NYUAD Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World
Al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art

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