Omar Kholeif on Art of the Middle East


Tuesday, November 27, 6pm–7:30pm

Old College Great Hall, Bryn Mawr College, 1st Floor, 101 N Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

In this lecture co-hosted by Special Collections, the History of the Art Department, the Museum Studies program, and the Center for Visual Culture, independent curator and writer Dr. Omar Kholeif discusses a variety of frameworks for how to look at and consider the socio-political contexts that frame the art of the Middle East as we know it today. He will discuss specific artists from the modern to the contemporary, illustrating frameworks for understanding the art historical significance of these artists’s work. He ends with a call for a re-thinking of the canon of global art.

Dr. Omar Kholeif is curator of the 14th Sharjah Biennial, the largest biennial exhibition in the Middle East and South Asia, and author of Goodbye, World! Looking at Art in the Digital Age and The Artists Who Will Change the World.