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Forum: Face to Face: Visual Cultures and Radical Distrust in the Middle East

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Fashionista Terrorista, 2010 Mixed Media © Laila Shawa, Courtesy October Gallery, London
Forum: Face to Face: Visual Cultures and Radical Distrust in the Middle East
Curated by: Mariska ter Horst

24 Old Gloucester Street,
London WC1N 3AL
United Kingdom
February 11th, 2012 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Workshop
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
fitzrovia, bloomsbury
EMAIL:  
press@octobergallery.co.uk
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Saturday 12.30 -
TAGS:  
Interracial, art education mixed-media, Contemporary Middle Eastern Art abstract photography, mixed-media, installation, graffiti/street-art, realism, abstract, figurative, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Organised by October Gallery and the Radical Distrust Project, University of Kent.

This workshop featuring Laila Shawa alongside writers, academics and curators will address the ways in which visual cultures construct, represent and contest separatisms, violence and the breakdown of social trust in the Middle East. From the construction of the Israeli West Bank barrier to the street art that festoons it to the multi-layered and subversive works of Laila Shawa, visual cultures have a central role in the establishment of social trust amongst communities in the Middle East.

In this interdisciplinary, interactive forum we wish to examine the role of various visual modes including street art, graphic novels/comics, film, architecture/urban planning, photography, painting, installations, art theory and art education. Speakers will include Laila Shawa, Felicity Allen, Wendy Pullan, Gabriel Koureas, Sue Malvern and William Parry. Refreshments and drinks will be provided.

Spaces are limited for this free event so please RSVP to mariska@octobergallery.co.uk and N.A.Ahmed@kent.ac.uk