“Constructions of History: Aesthetic Transcriptions in Arab Contemporary Arts” is the title of the conference. It will focus on the issue of whether the Arts can suffice to counter concepts of cultural defeat or whether they are mainly to be perceived as a place of introverted refuge. Academics, artists, and curators from the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. will discuss the tension between traditional historical discourses and the search for counter historical visions and their impact on artistic practice and aesthetic standards.
Time and Place:
- Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, 2010; starting at 10:00 a.m.
- ICI Kulturlabor Berlin, Christinenstr. 18–19, Haus 8, 10119 Berlin
For further information, please contact:
- Hannelies Koloska, Research Associate, Sfb 626, Research Project C8: Aesthetic Dimensions of the Arabic Language: Text, Image, Sound, and Artistic Artifact
Tel.: +49 80)30/ 838- 57436, Email: email@example.com