Talk: Friday, October 25 from 12:30pm to 2pm
Middle East Institute’s MEI Art Gallery hosts a panel conversation on Cultural Production in the Middle East.
The conversation will explore how culture is being produced in the Arab world today in light of the new geopolitical realities in the region, and the emergence of new power centers in the arts. It will feature Laila Hourani, Program Officer Middle East/North Africa, Ford Foundation, Cairo; Heba El Kayal, an independent curator and writer based between New York and Cairo; Manal Ataya, director general of the Sharjah Museums Authority, and Syrian artist, Khaled Barakeh, whose work is featured in Arabicity | Ourouba. The panel will be moderated by Emirati columnist and researcher Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi.
The Middle East Institute launched the contemporary art gallery in September 2019 with a Pan-Arab show Arabicity | Ourouba, with 17 artists curated by Rose Issa. The inaugural show at MEI Art Gallery runs concurrent to a new pop-up exhibition of work by Katya Traboulsi that will open on Friday, November 1. Both shows run through November 22.
MEI Art Gallery is located at 1763 N Street NW.