Lecture: Forgotten Geographies of Artistic Diplomacy: Abby Grey and U.S.-Middle East Exchanges

When 22 Nov 2019
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Where Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
255 Sullivan Street (at Washington Square South)
New York, NY 10012
United States
Enquiry 212.998.8877

In this talk, Sarah-Neel Smith, Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Maryland Institute College of Art, will discuss Turkey’s art world of the 1960s through the lens of Abby Weed Grey’s collecting activities, focusing on the intersection of art and international discourses about democracy in the wake of World War II.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTS-NYU), and Grey Art Gallery.

This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection on view at the Grey Art Gallery from September 10 to December 7, 2019.

Image: Abidin Elderoğlu, Six Lines of Abstracted Calligraphy, 1960, Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper, 17 3/8 x 13 1/2 in. (44.1 x 34.3 cm). Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection. Gift of Abby Weed Grey, G1975.240

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