October 20, 2021

Decolonizing Art Narratives: Arab Women Artists Today lecture series

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar

Monira Al-Qadiri, Diver (film still), 2018.

Monira Al-Qadiri, Feeling Dubbing, 2017. Performance, 40 minutes.

The VCUarts Qatar's Department of Painting + Printmaking is proud to present Decolonizing Art Narratives: Arab Women Artists Today, an online lecture series in collaboration with Doha Fire Station (AIR). This lecture series brings together critical female Arab voices in contemporary art.

The first of a one academic year lecture-series presenting a dynamic group of Arab female artists and practitioners across disciplines and regions in the Middle East exploring issues of gender, politics, colonialism, culture and identity. This lecture series asks: How might we revisit and rethink existing narratives in contemporary art? The lectures as a whole reinforce the focus theme—the pursuit of decolonized art narratives.

Lectures via Zoom: Wednesdays, 8pm AST.
All lectures are free and attendance is open to the public. Online registration via the links below required.

Heba Amin: October 27 / Diana AlHadid: November 17 / Nadia Kaabe Linke: January 26 / Alia Farid: February 3 / Monira Al-Qadiri: March 30 / Youmna Chlala: April 6

Curators: Rola Khayyat and Dr. Aissa H. Deebi

The VCUarts Department of Painting + Printmaking is a vibrant community centered on both practice and research. Students build skills in painting, drawing and printmaking but are also given opportunities to participate in an expanded field that includes socially engaged practices, creative coding, video, performance and more. We offer both BFA and MFA degrees in addition to interdisciplinary models of education in partnership with other areas across the university. Alumni from this program have gone on to careers as artists, teachers, gallerists, curators, arts administrators and master printers.

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