Event

Introduction to Global Art: Middle East and North Africa

26 Feb 2015 – 28 Feb 2015

Event times

Thursday 26 February, 10am - 6pm
Friday 27 February, 10am - 7pm
Saturday 28 February, 10am - 5pm

Cost of entry

£599.00 (incl. lunch, refreshments and one day field trip within London)

Whitechapel Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Bus: 25, 205, 254
  • Tube: Aldgate East / Aldgate
  • Train: Liverpool Street

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This intensive three day course looks at the artistic traditions, institutions, networks and ideas that have framed a generation of artists and redefined the international art world.

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This intensive three day course looks at the artistic traditions, institutions, networks and ideas that have framed a generation of artists and redefined the international art world.

While addressing local histories of the region, we look at ideas of faith, displacement and myth through the work of key artist figures such as Etel Adnan, Mona Hatoum and Wael Shawky among others. We discuss the aesthetics of conflict and the contested space of art in politics, learn about patronage and cultural infrastructure including institutions, collections and biennales and in turn public perception, art markets and beyond.

Chaired by Omar Kholeif, Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, he will be joined by expert guest speakers including Daniella Rose King (writer, curator), Maryam Eisler (philanthropist), Dr Anthony Downey (Editor in Chief, Ibraaz and Programme Director, Sotheby's Institute), Sultan Al Qassemi(scholar, columnist, commentator) Aaron Cezar(Director, Delfina Foundation) and Ben Rawlingson-Plant (Partner, Brunswick Arts) among many others, for a rich programme of informative discussion and lively debate to enable a deep understanding of one of the world's richest and most historic art scenes. 

For any queries or for more information on the course, please contact courses@whitechapelgallery.org

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