New York, NY -The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University together with NYU's Center for Media, Culture and History, will bring together artists and writers to discuss how living in exile affects an artist's creative voice. The forum, entitled "Looking Back, Looking Beyond: Women Speak on Art, Politics and Exile - Middle East/USA," will feature internationally celebrated feminist visual artists Shirin Neshat (Iran-USA) and Emily Jacir (Palestine-USA), and NYU cultural critics Ella Shohat (Iraq-Israel-USA) and Shiva Balaghi (Iran-USA).
Looking Back, Looking Beyond will feature discussion - both personal and scholarly - focusing on the ways artistic creativity in exile is shaped by temporal, spatial, socio-political, religious, and cultural contexts, reflecting particularly on the powerful combinations of exile and belonging, gender and politics, and art and displacement.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212-998-9540.
This event is co-sponsored by the General Studies Program at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies; the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts; the Grey Art Gallery; the NYU Center for Religion and Media; the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies; Al-Jisser; ArteEast; and the New York Council for the Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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