Dense Objects and Sentient Viewings: Contemporary Artistic Production and the Middle East at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

    February 10, 2010 at 6:30 PM
    NYU Abu Dhabi Institute: 19 Washington Square North, New York

    Historian Omnia El Shakry outlines recent trends in contemporary artistic production in and about the Middle East, while critically exploring the prevalence of binary understandings of the region as trapped between local ethno-nationalisms and global neo-liberalisms, or between politics and aesthetics.
    Omnia El Shakry Associate Professor of History, University of California Davis
    This event is part of Romanticide: Love, Loss and Co-dependency in Art and Cultural Politics, a NYU Abu Dhabi Lecture Series in New York City co-sponsored by Bidoun.