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Publication – Urban Cultures in the Gulf from a Historical Media Perspective – ed. by Bettina Gräf and Laura Hindelang
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Video – documenta + Jawad Selim im Deutschen Historischen Museum – Mirl Redmann
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CFP – Interiors Reconfigured: Changing Materiality and Craftsmanship in the Decorative Arts of the Middle East and North Africa (18th-20th centuries) – Vitrocentre Romont
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Lecture Series – Queerness in the Middle East: History, Activism & Social Change – University of Bern
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Testimonial – يوسف الحويك (1883-1962) رائد مَنْسِيّ للنحت اللبناني والعربي – Diana Jeha
This testimonial examines the pioneering Lebanese sculptor Youssef Hoyek, whose work remains largely understudied. His artworks and archives are currently scattered and neglected. There are no official archives or museums that collect his work. This has been possibly affected by the political instability that Lebanon has been undergoing since the death of Hoyek more than sixty years ago. This testimonial aims to highlight Youssef Hoyek’s work and is based on the research I undertook in Lebanon and abroad for my doctoral thesis. Its aim is to contribute to the writing of the history of modern art in Lebanon and the region, through a rapid overview of unpublished and largely unknown material.
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Publication – Women Artists from the Arab World: On the Discourse of Abstraction and Other Misconceptions – Nadia Radwan
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Lecture replay – Image Flood and ‘iconoclasm’ in the Arab world (19th-20th c.) – Silvia Naef
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Review – “Mirrored Reflections: A Study of Transformations in Iranian Contemporary Art (1974-1984)” – Firouzeh Saghafi
Review of the exhibition “Mirrored Reflections: A Study of Transformations in Iranian Contemporary Art (1974-1984)”, curated by the independent researcher Kianoosh Motaghedi at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in January 2022. The exhibition is a selection of works from the revolutionary and war period by Iranian artists from different groups, shown furthermore through a larger movement that is protest art, started before the advent of the revolution.
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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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