The lecture series will ask how Arab women artists can revisit and rethink existing narratives in contemporary art, and will explore issues of gender, politics, colonialism, culture, and identity.
It will feature acclaimed artists Bahia Shehab, Lamia Joreige, Nadia Ayari, Sama Alshaibi, Ala Younis, Alia Ali, Iman Issa, Youmna Chlala, Monira Al-Qadiri, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Ghada Khunji, Abeer Al-Kuwari, Noor Abuissa, and Diana Al Hadid.
The conversations will be moderated by Basma Hamdy, Fawz Kabra, Holiday Powers, Regine Basha, Rola Khayyat, Madra Belal, Maysaa AlMumin, and Amal Zeyad Ali.
The first part of the lecture series will take place from February 17 to April 5, with the second part taking place in the Fall from August 25 to November 17.
The first lecture will be by Bahia Shehab, an artist, designer, art historian, and Professor of Design at The American University in Cairo whose work is concerned with identity and preserving cultural heritage. It will take place on February 17 at 8pm Doha time. For more information and to register to attend, please go to https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bay25k3jQke84KUQMaV5Cw
The other lectures will be by:
The lectures are free and open to the public. Online registration is required.
For more information and to register to attend, visit, Arab Women Artists Today
The department of Painting + Printmaking is a vibrant community centered on both practice and research. Students build skills in painting, drawing and printmaking but are also given opportunities to participate in an expanded field that includes socially engaged practices, creative coding, video, performance and more.
The program offers both BFA and MFA degrees in addition to interdisciplinary models of education in partnership with other areas across the university. Alumni from this program have gone on to careers as artists, teachers, gallerists, curators, arts administrators and master printers.
The lecture series is curated by Professor Rola Khayyat and Dr. Aissa Deebi.
Image Credit: GAM Bahia Shehab ICI Paris ©aruallan 2017
Bahia Shehab, an artist, designer, art historian, and Professor of Design at The American University in Cairo whose work is concerned with identity and preserving cultural heritage,, will be giving the first online lecture. Image Credit: GAM Bahia Shehab ICI Paris ©aruallan 2017.
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