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Art Dubai Modern Symposium: day one

13 March 2017 @ 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm

This series of talks and presentations focused on the life, work and cultural impact of 20th century masters from the Middle East, South Asia and Africa has been introduced by Art Dubai essentially to complement the fair’s Modern hall.

 

13 March Art Dubai Modern Lounge, Madinat Jumeirah


5pm Welcome Address: Myrna Ayad Art Dubai Fair Director

5.30 – 6.30pm Women and Modernity From challenges to opportunities, this session addresses women in Modern Middle Eastern art. Panelists include:

  • Dr Wijdan Fawaz Al Hashemi founder of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
  • Salwa Mikdadi Associate Professor of Art History at NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Sam Bardaouil Curator and Academic, co-founder of Art Reoriented
  • Moderator Dr Nada Shabout Professor of Art History at the University of North Texas, member of Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee

 

17 March Art Dubai Modern Lounge, Madinat Jumeirah


5.30 – 6.30pm Preserving Modernism How to preserve, document, archive and support Modern art in the region through publications, exhibitions and online platforms. Panelists include:

  • Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi President, Sharjah Art Foundation
  • Dr Nada Shabout Professor of Art History at the University of North Texas, member of Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee
  • Karim Sultan Curator, Barjeel Foundation
  • Moderator Kristine Khouri researcher, co-founder of the History of Arab Modernities in the Visual Arts Study Group, member of Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee

6.00 – 7.00pm Modernists and Spirituality The influence of spirituality in Modern art from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Panelists include:

  • Dr Clare Davies Assistant Curator for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Dr Venetia Porter Curator for Islamic and Contemporary Middle East Art, British Museum, London
  • Nada Raza Research Curator, Tate Research Center: Asia
  • Moderator Dr Iftikhar Dadi Associate Professor at Cornell University’s Department of History of Art, New York, member of Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee

7.00 – 8.00pm The Human Condition How modernists perceived, addressed and mirrored their times – from conflict and poverty to traditions and spirituality. Panelists include:

  • Ayo Adeyinka Founder, TAFETA, London
  • Laura May Barlow Curator, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
  • Fatenn Mostafa Founder, ArtTalks | Egypt, Cairo
  • Moderator Catherine David Deputy Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Centre Georges Pompidou, member of Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee

 

18 March Concrete, Alserkal Avenue


10am Welcome Address: Vilma Jurkute Director of Alserkal Avenue

10.15 – 10.30am Tribute to Saloua Raouda Choucair by Saleh Barakat, founder, Agial Art Gallery and Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut

10.30 – 11.30am Managing Estates: a Gallery Story The processes and intricacies behind estate formation, management and the safeguarding of modernists’ legacies. Panelists include:

  • Amrita Jhaveri Founder, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai
  • Conor Macklin Director, Grosvenor Gallery, London
  • Shirin Partovi Tavakolian Founder, Shirin Gallery, Tehran / New York
  • Moderator Tairone Bastien Programming Director, Alserkal Avenue

11.30am – 12.30pm Different Regions, Shared Influences Works by modernists from the Maghreb and South Asia share influences and styles, despite the culturally distinctive and spiritually varied environments. Panelists include:

  • Diana Campbell Betancourt Artistic Director of the Samdani Art Foundation, Chief Curator of Dhaka Art Summit
  • Dr Iftikhar Dadi Associate Professor at Cornell University’s Department of History of Art, New York, member of Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee
  • Ridha Moumni Research Associate at the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain, Tunis
  • Moderator Vassilis Oikonomopoulos Assistant Curator, Collections International Art, Tate Modern

12.30 – 1.30pm Syria Calling A discussion with Syrian artist Elias Zayat about the inspiration, symbolism and mythology behind his iconic work, Deluge: The Gods Abandon Palmyra and the impact of the Syrian crisis on him and fellow artists. With Henry Kim, Director, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

 

Details

Date:
13 March 2017
Time:
5.00 pm - 6.30 pm
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Venue

Madinat Jumeirah
Dubai, United Arab Emirates + Google Map

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