Closing Program: A thought is a memory
May 13, 2023 – May 13, 2023
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CUE Art Foundation
137 West 25th Street, Ground Floor
Between 6th and 7th Avenue
New York, NY
Please join CUE Art Foundation and the New York Arab Festival for an afternoon of programming organized by Kamelya Omayma Youssef to celebrate the closing of الفكرة ذكرى / A thought is a memory. The event will bring together New York City-based artists and writers from “the so-called Arab world” to share works in poetry, theater, dance, performance art, and the blur between these practices. Participants include: George Abraham (remote participation), Bazeed, Tsohil Bhatia, Rawya El Chab, Nadia Khayrallah, Noel Maghathe, and Tenaya Nasser-Frederick.
Readings and performances are presented in conversation with the exhibition, and participants will share their own works in alignment and discord with the questions it poses. Together, we wonder: what are the sonic, poetic, embodied landscapes of collective memory and thought? What imaginaries emerge from within and across these imagined borders, bodies, heres, and elsewheres?
During the program, we will be joined by the exhibition curator, Noel Maghathe (who is also one of the program participants) as well as exhibiting artists Zeinab Saab, Kiki Salem, Nailah Taman, and Zeina Zeitoun. We invite guests to stay for a reception following the program to celebrate their work.
All are welcome to join for the closing program. Food and refreshments by Red Flower Collective will be served during the reception. CUE’s gallery space is wheelchair accessible. RSVPs are requested but not required.
To RSVP, see here.