Lecture: Visions of the Modern: Abstraction in the Postcolonial Middle East

When 18 Feb 2020
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Where Silver Center, Room 300
32 Waverly Pl
New York, NY 10003
United States

After 1945, abstract art exploded in the Arab world, announcing a new cultural renaissance. In this talk, Pepe Karmel, Associate Professor of Art History, NYU, will link the different varieties of Arab abstraction to their counterparts in the broader Middle East and in Europe—and discuss how these varieties served as vehicles for competing visions of Arab modernity rooted in histories and experiences unique to each nation.

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