Apr/27
Translating Destruction: Contemporary Art and War in the Middle East

Translating Destruction: Contemporary Art and War in the Middle East

April 27-28, 2018, Room 6-120
Conference organized by the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture

War ravages countries, cities, communities, and individuals.  Its destructive effects linger in the collective consciousness for generations.  Artists have been at the vanguard of societal responses to war and violence, recording and reflecting on its causes, impacts, meanings, and traumatic consequences and exploring means to deal with them. This symposium will probe the different ways in which contemporary artists are engaging the wars and upheavals afflicting the Middle East today and explore the formal, conceptual, and theoretical dimensions that underpin their work.

Additional details forthcoming. 

Translating Destruction: Contemporary Art and War in the Middle East