Modern Arab Art: Objects, Histories, and Methodologies

On December 16th and 17th in Doha, a conference: “Modern Arab Art: Objects, Histories, and Methodologies.”

Participants include Kamal Boullata, Hannah Feldman, Nasser Rabat, Iftikhar Dadi, Arindam Dutta and Nada Shabout, and papers:

  • Karin Zitzewitz, “Beyond the Nation: M. F. Husain in Qatar”
  • Chad Elias, “Rabih Mroué: The Inhabitants of Images”
  • Kristine Khouri and Rasha Salti, “Beirut’s Musée Imaginaire: The Promise of Modernity in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”
  • Sonja Mejcher-Atassi, “Word and Image in Contemporary Book Art in Lebanon: Walid Sadek’s Fi annani akbar min Picasso [‘Bigger Than Picasso’] (Beirut 1999)”
  • Cynthia Becker,  “Art, Self-Censorship, and Public Discourse: Contemporary Moroccan Artists at the Crossroads”