Between Promise and Fragility: Aesthetic Belongings in the Body of Contemporary Palestinian Art

  • 208 Knox Hall, Columbia University

With Kirsten Scheid, Associate Professor of Anthropology American University of Beirut. Moderated by Zainab Bahrani, Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.

A discussion of contemporary Palestinian art practices and an analysis of how artworks, especially those depicting bodies or their absence, reveal and reform ideas about the individual, community, locality, and aesthetic belonging since the 1993 Oslo Accords. 

Sponsored by the Middle East Institute, Department of Anthropology and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies.