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NYU Roundtable Examines Women's Art In Exile September 25

Featuring Acclaimed Visual Artists Shirin Neshat and Emily Jacir

Click on the following titles to see a preview of Neshat's work: Rapture Fervor Passage

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.

  • When: Thursday, September 25, 2003, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Eisner and Lubin Auditorium - New York University Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor.
  • Who: Shirin Neshat, visual artist
    Emily Jacir, visual artist
    Ella Shohat, Middle Eastern Studies and Art and Public Policy, NYU
    Shiva Balaghi, Associate Director, The Hagop Kevorkian Center, NYU

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.


John Beckman
(212) 998-6848

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