This discussion focuses on the need to preserve, document, archive and support Modern art in the region through publications, exhibitions and online platforms.
Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, President, Sharjah Art Foundation
Dr. Nada Shabout, Professor of Art History and Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Studies Initiative at the University of North Texas, USA, and member of Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee
Karim Sultan, Curator, Barjeel Foundation, Sharjah
Moderated by Kristine Khouri, Researcher and writer, co-founder of the History of Arab Modernities in the Visual Arts Study Group, and member of Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee
MODERNISTS AND SPIRITUALITY
With presentations by S.H. Raza, Anwar Jalal Shemza and Hadi Hazavei within Art Dubai Modern, this discussion will address the influence of spirituality in Modern art from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
Dr. Clare Davies, Assistant Curator, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Dr. Venetia Porter, Curator, Islamic and Contemporary Middle East Art, the British Museum, London
Nada Raza, Research Curator, Tate Research Center: Asia
Moderated by Dr. Iftikhar Dadi, Associate Professor at Cornell University’s Department of History of Art, New York, and member of Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee
THE HUMAN CONDITION
This session delves into how modernists perceived, addressed and mirrored their times – from conflict and poverty to traditions and spirituality.
Ayo Adeyinka, Founder, TAFETA, London
Laura Barlow, Curator, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
Fatenn Mostafa, Founder, ArtTalks | Egypt, Cairo
Moderated by Arsalan Mohammad, freelance editor and writer