Regional vis-à-vis Global Discourses
Contemporary Art from the Middle East
5th-6th July 2013, 9am-7pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Brunei Gallery
In partnership with the London Middle East Institute, Ibraaz is pleased to present a two-day conference, Regional Vis-à-vis Global Discourses: Contemporary Art from the Middle East.
The conference will examine the state and future of contemporary Middle Eastern art history and discuss the development of modern and contemporary art in an extended historical and global perspective. One of the objectives of this conference is to reflect upon the methodologies of art history and cultural studies and how they could be applied to the study of contemporary art from the Middle East. The conference will also investigate how contemporary, so-called global, theories impact on the production of art within the region.
An international body of art theorists and historians, together with regional scholars and professionals in the field, have been invited to participate including, amongst others, Hamid Dabashi, Venetia Porter, Irit Rogoff, Nada Shabout, James W. Allan, Hanan Toukan, Dina Matar, Anthony Downey, Sonja Mejcher-Atassi, Hamid Severi, Anna Contadini, Fereshteh Daftari, Abbas Daneshvari, Dina A. Ramadan, Jessica Morgan, Kristine Khouri, Sarah A. Rogers, and Sarah-Neel Smith.
The conference is convened by Hamid Keshmirshekan, History of Art Department, Oxford University.