SATURDAY MARCH 18, 2017
CONCRETE, ALSERKAL AVENUE
10:00 AM Welcome Address
Vilma Jurkute, Director of Alserkal Avenue
10:15 – 10:30 AM – TRIBUTE TO SALOUA RAOUDA CHOUCAIR
Saleh Barakat, Founder, Agial Art Gallery and Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut
10:30 – 11:30 AM – MANAGING ESTATES: A GALLERY STORY
As recognition for regional modernists grows through a greater appreciation amongst collectors, institutional exhibition and acquisitions, estates are being formed and managed. This discussion addresses the processes and intricacies behind estate formation, management and the safeguarding of modernists’ legacies.
Amrita Jhaveri, Founder, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai
Conor Macklin, Director, Grosvenor Gallery, London
Shirin Partovi Tavakolian, Founder, Shirin Gallery, Tehran / New York
Moderated by Tairone Bastien, Programming Director, Alserkal Avenue
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – DIFFERENT REGIONS, SHARED INFLUENCES
The Maghreb and South Asia: continents apart, culturally distinctive and spiritually varied and yet, works by modernists from these regions share influences and styles, which have often intersected and found parallels.
Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director of the Samdani Art Foundation and Chief Curator of Dhaka Art Summit
Dr. Iftikhar Dadi, Associate Professor at Cornell University’s Department of History of Art, New York, and member of Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee
Ridha Moumni, Independent Curator and Research Associate at the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain, Tunis
Moderated by Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Assistant Curator, Collections International Art, Tate Modern
12:30 – 1:30 PM – SYRIA CALLING
A discussion with Syrian artist Elias Zayat about the inspiration, symbolism and mythology behind his iconic work, Deluge: The Gods Abandon Palmyra, and the impact of the Syrian crisis on him and fellow artists.
Henry Kim, Director, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
Elias Zayat, Artist, Syria