In recent years museums around the world have renovated permanent collections of historic Islamic art or opened new ones. The works of contemporary artists from Islamic cultures are met with even greater international interest. The market for art dealing with today's legacies of Islam is growing rapidly. The speakers in the lecture and discussion series “Islamic Art in the 21st Century: Conversations” will address the complex relationship between contemporary society and the aesthetics of the Islamic world. The series is being organized and moderated by Wendy Shaw.
Dates and Speakers
- May 5, 2015: Slavs and Tatars (artist collective)
"Contemporary Art and Engagement with Islamic and Socialist Legacies"
- May 26, 2015: Ladan Akbarnia, Ph.D., Curator of the Islamic Collections of the British Museum
"Islamic Art History in Museums of the Future"
- July 7, 2015: Christiane Gruber, Professor of Islamic Art, University of Michigan
"Our Image-Worlds of Today: Some European-Islamic Encounters"
Time and Location
- Tuesday, May 5, May 26, and July 7, 2015, starting at 6 p.m.
- Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Lecture Hall 2094 in the Main Building, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin
- The events are all in English, they are public, and admission is free.