The talk will be in Arabic.
Join us in the next meetup of “Hiwar Art Club” for an online talk, hosting artist and professor of aesthetics, Dr. Assad Arabi, who will speak to us about a selection of artworks by pioneering modern and contemporary Syrian artists — part of the National Gallery’s Permanent Collection — while exploring their connections with Arab and European Art.
Our guest speaker will be discussing one of his artworks form the collection in addition to the oeuvres of: Fateh Moudarres, Mahmoud Hammad, Nazir Naba’a from the Gallery’s Permanent Collection, while shedding light on the analytical and critical aspects of their artworks, as well as identifying their historical contexts, as key examples of the cultural correspondence between Arab and European countries.
Asad Orabi is a French artist and professor of Lebanese descent born in Damascus in 1941. Ph.D. in Art and Aesthetics, (the relationship between Music and Painting), Paris I University, Sorbonne, 1987. He held many solo exhibitions in France, Lebanon, Bahrain, Jordan, South Korea, Spain, and Egypt. He won the grand prize in art criticism in Sharjah’s Biennale in 1997 and has published many writings on modern and contemporary Arab arts in French and Arabic since 1978.