Trajectories for Contemporary Iraqi Art

Sponsored by the University Seminar in Arabic Studies

Thursday, March 31

Time: 7:00-8:00M

Location: Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027

Nada Shabout is a Professor of Art History and the Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Studies Initiative (CAMCSI) at the University of North Texas. She is the founding president of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA), and was the Consulting Founding Director of Research at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha. 

The sanctions of the 1990s, followed by the 2003 US-led invasion, caused a drastic shift in the trajectories of Iraqi art. The twentieth century had marked very mature developments in modern movements and aesthetic experiments in Baghdad. In the twenty-first century, Iraqi contemporaneity, however, is being largely articulated in exile. Professor Shabout's talk will theorize threads of trajectory of Iraqi art now through the work of a number contemporary Iraqi artists.

The talk will begin at 7:00 pm. If you would like to join us for dinner at 6:00 pm, please RSVP to the seminar's rapporteur Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah ( no later than Thursday, March 24, 2016.  Please note that the cost of dinner is $25, payable by check made out to "Columbia University."

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