Tuesday, April 26, 2022
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Virtual Event. Registration required.
In this on-line conversation with Palestinian artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, we will be discussing their latest project against the background of their wider art practice that is engaged in the intersections between performativity, political imaginaries, the body and virtuality. "May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth" examines how people are witness to and narrate experiences of violence, loss, erasure, displacement, and forced migration through performance.
This conversation will be the opening event to a series of talks, events and exhibitions jointly organized by CMES, Brown and the Middle East Institute at Columbia University to explore art, gender and body politics in relation to the Middle East and its diasporas.
Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas
Kathryn Spellman Poots
Co-organized by Brown University's Center for Middle East Studies and Columbia University's Middle East Institute
Cosponsored by Brown University's David Winton Bell Gallery and Columbia University's Center for Palestine Studies.