Moderated by Dr.Marie Tomb, art historian of the Middle East
Rachel Dedman, independent curator
Rose Issa publisher, writer and curator
Lyne Sneige, Director of the Arts & Culture Program at the Middle East Institute (MEI), Washington D.C
As artists are witnesses to their times, do they have the duty to testify to the history-in-the-making they are experiencing ? Should artists take upon the task of writing History in the absence of an “official” version of it in MENA countries ? How do modern and contemporary MENA artists contribute to writing the History of their countries and their region ? What are the repercussions of artworks touching upon MENA History ?
Moderated by Olivia Bourrat, Scientific Director at Agence France-Muséums, Louvre Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Faisal Al Hassan, General Manager at Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi
Saleh Barakat, founder and director of Agial Art Gallery and Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut
Jean-François Charnier, Scientific Director, French Agency for AlUla Development
Nada Ghandour, independent curator
What is the role of institutions in the developmentof an artistic scene ? Between emulation and competition, what is the role of belonging to a group of artists or a movementin fashioning artists’ production ? Who participates in the selection of artists and the development of an artistic scene ? How can an artistic scene contribute to a society’s transformation ?
With Chantale Fahmi
Develop a photography workshop for a group of 10 children max which can last a maximum of one hour. The workshop consists of creating a story about a place, a character, a person or an object.
A TRIBUTE TO LEBANON: AN ORIENTALIST VOYAGE
LEBANON MODERN: “UNEXPECTED TROVE THE UNSEEN WORKS OF HUSSEIN MADI”
REVEALING by SGBL