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ART AND REVOLUTION/ART AND POLITICS : THE ARAB SPRING

Contemporary artists all over the world are currently engaging with politics.
But there are precedents where artists reflected and defined the cultural language for some of history’s great turning points. This course looks at the art, music, and literature that evolved from several major revolutions and the responses to them.


Beginning in December of 2010, the Arab world saw a wave of revolutionary activity forcing rulers from power in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Yemen. Marching, creating demonstrations, and using social media as a tool for protest and organisation, these participants embody revolution in the 21st Century. This session explores the many artists who participated in or reflected the Arab Spring. These include: cartoonist Mohammed Abu Afefa who has depicted riot police confronting protesters; Libyan artist Shadi Alzaqaouq’s painting of a woman holding an underwear party; Moroccan artist Zakaria Ramhani’s censored mural-size work; and Egyptian artist Moataz Nasr who cut the Kufic inscription “the people want the fall of the regime” - a chant of Arab Spring demonstrators - into lawns in European cities.


Speaker(s):

Dr Marie-Anne Mancio | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

24 June 2014 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£44

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