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Publication — Iridescent Kuwait Petro-Modernity and Urban Visual Culture since the Mid-Twentieth Century — Laura Hindelang
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Seminar — Abstraction, the Parisian environment and artists from the MENA region — ARVIMM
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Publication — Shâhnâmeh. Le Livre des Rois persans — Selected excerpts and preface by Negar Habibi
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Review – Charles Genequand, Max van Berchem, un orientaliste – Estelle Sohier
Estelle Sohier reviews Charles Genequand’s book, which examines the biography of Max van Berchem (1863-1921). Just 100 years ago, Max van Berchem (1863-1921) died of illness and exhaustion, days before his 58th birthday. This man known by only few in Geneva today, is the founding scholar of Arabic epigraphy, in other words the study of inscriptions in Arabic. This text reviews the life of a man who described himself as an orientalist, showing his attachment to a field of study that no longer exists as such today.
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Research Project – Nostalgia and Belonging in Art and Architecture from the MENA Region – Laura Hindelang & Nadia Radwan
This collection brings together twelve short essays investigating how nostalgia and belonging come into play in the study of modern and contemporary art and architecture from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Each essay focuses on one selected object—a work of art or architecture—and reflects on its relation to the overall theme, showing that nostalgia and belonging are not only relevant themes but, more importantly, are also useful conceptual tools for analyzing the construction of narratives, emotion, and meaning in art, architecture, and cultural heritage of the MENA region.
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Research partnership grants — Leading House MENA 2021-2024 programme
by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO)

 

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