Cultural Initiatives in North Africa and the Middle East
In partnership with Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art, Design & Media, Ibraaz presented a two-day public forum entitled ‘10 Years On: Art and Everyday Life in Iraq and Iran.’ Panel discussions, keynote speeches and performances explored issues about civil society, culture and everyday life in both countries.
Bringing together specialists and professionals in mass media, visual and performing arts, cultural and social studies and history, the forum examined representations of Iraq and Iran. The forum offered a diverse alternative accounts of life in Iraq and Iran today as seen through the prism of visual cultures. The event brought together artists, journalists, writers and practitioners from across the region including the Iraqi-American artist Wafaa Bilal, Slavs and Tatars, Professor Jonathan Harris, Jananne Al-Ani, Adel Abidin, Dr. Anthony Downey, Rijin Sahakian, Dr. Kathy Battista, Reem Alasadi, Shirley Elghanian, Noor Kadhim, Daniel McClean, Siba Aldabbagh, Shireen Walton, Daria Kirsanova, and many others.
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