Session 1: The Barjeel Art Foundation and Taking Shape
Where: Grey Art Gallery
100 Washington Square East
212-998-6780 Price: Free
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Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation, will discuss this independent, UAE-based initiative, which he established in 2009 to study, preserve, and exhibit modern art from the Arab world, and to foster critical conversations about regional modernisms. Suheyla Takesh, a curator at Barjeel and co-curator of “Taking Shape,” will discuss her role in organizing the exhibition, framing her investigation of modernism’s development in mid-20th century North Africa and West Asia within today’s rethinking of the canon of abstract art. Moderated by Lynn Gumpert, director of NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and co-curator of the exhibition.
“Taking Shape: New Perspectives on Arab Abstraction, A Zoom Webinar Series” is being recorded and will be made available captioned on our website at a future date.
Co-organized by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and co-sponsored by ArteEast. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s,” on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery in early 2020.Buy tickets/get more info now