Short Course on Art - Nov 2012

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Collecting and Exhibiting Contemporary ‘Middle Eastern’ Art – Legacies, Challenges, Opportunities
WhenNovember 24, 2012 - November 24, 2012 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where210 Euston Road, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, ,

Recent years have seen an explosion of international interest in contemporary art from the ‘Middle East’. Museums, art galleries and auction houses are vying to present artworks by resident or diaspora regional artists in an attempt to offer a positive visual antidote to the increasingly negative image of the region held by the Western public and consolidated by international media coverage.

‘Collecting and Exhibiting Contemporary ‘Middle Eastern’ Art – Legacies, Challenges, Opportunities’ examines the complex dynamics that underpin any engagement with contemporary ‘Middle Eastern’ art today. Topics will address the reasons behind the recent surge of interest in the topic, analyse the dynamics of contemporary ‘Middle Eastern’ art collecting and spotlight the challenges individual artists face in trying to make their own voices heard amidst still powerful western-centric paradigms, art-critical constructs and curatorial attitudes.

Dr Venetia Porter, The British Museum, London
Mirjam Shatanawi, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
Zineb Sedira, Artist, London 
Janet Rady, Curator, London
For full details please see the short course page


Ms Anne Czambor
Programme Administrator, Professional Programmes Unit
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