march, 2021

18mar05:3000:00Virtual EventART HAS NO COUNTRY

Event Details

What is the impact of displacement, migration and exile on artists who have been forced to leave their homes, or who have chosen to make their lives in another country?

Journalist and editor Jo Glanville talks to Iranian artist Afsoon and Iraqi artist Mahmoud Obaidi – who both explore ideas of homeland and nostalgia in their work – and to Almir Koldzic, Director of Counterpoints Arts, an organisation that works with migrant and refugee artists.

‘I believe that all countries are homelands for their inhabitants, so why should they not be homelands for me?’, says Obaidi. For Afsoon, ‘Iran lives inside me. I create and re-create it through my work.’

The two artists will reflect on the importance of memory, geography and a sense of place in their practice, as their work is showcased in a major new British Museum exhibition, Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa.

The talk will be introduced by exhibition curator Venetia Porter. It’s part of the public programme accompanying Reflections, supported by the Contemporary and Modern Middle Eastern Art (CaMMEA) acquisitions group.

To attend this online event

Book now to secure your place. We are hosting the event on Zoom – a free video conferencing system that requires users to register in advance. If you do not already use Zoom, you can sign up using this registration link.

If the event is fully booked, or you do not wish to use Zoom, you can also watch the event streamed live – as well as other events in the series – on the Museum’s live events YouTube channel.

more

Virtual Event Details

Event has already taken place!

Time

(Thursday) 05:30 - 00:00

Location

The British Museum

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Organizer

The British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

selections-arts-logo

SELECTIONS is a platform for the arts, focusing on the Arab World.

Selections editorial presents a quarterly print magazine and weekly online publication with high quality content on all subjects related to Art and Culture. Full of world-leading artworks, exquisite brand imagery, original creative illustrations and insightful written articles.
Selections Viewing Rooms presents carefully curated online art shows aiming not only to shed light on contemporary art executed by living artists, but also for viewers to buy contemporary fine art, prints & multiples, photography, street art and collectibles.
Discover the previous and current shows here.
Cultural Narratives foundation is an extensive collection that is travelling the world by leading established and emerging talents aiming to reflect the culture of the region in their works.

RANDOM READS
Pablo del Val - Artistic Director at Art Dubai

GUIDED TOUR – PABLO DEL VAL ON ART DUBAI 2021

Art Dubai brings a very dynamic fair this year. We…

Nabil Anani, In Pursuit of Utopia #17, 2020. Mixed media on canvas, 100 × 100 cm

INTERSECT 21

Intersect 21 presents a selection of galleries from Southern California,…

Uli Statue, New-Ireland - Estimate: €600,000-800,000

CHRISTIE’S | ICONIC MASTERWORKS FROM THE MICHEL PÉRINET COLLECTION

Christie’s sale on 23rd of June will represent a cultural…

Moje Assefjah, Baharan, 2017, eggtempera on canvas, 65 x 105 cm

Mojé Assefjah | Galerie Tanit

Following her exhibition at Galerie Tanit, Munich You Will Rise…

Tabbal Building 1 © Vartan Seraydarian

EVERYONE IS THE CREATOR OF ONE’S OWN FAITH EXHIBITION

AD Leb was originally conceived of by Gaïa Fodoulian, a…

Nabil Anani, In Pursuit of Utopia #15, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 108 cm

NABIL ANANI | ZAWYEH GALLERY

In Pursuit Of Utopia exhibition by Nabil Anani is currently…

april 2021

20janAll Day29aprNABIL ANANI | IN PURSUIT OF UTOPIA

20janAll Day20mayGROWING LIKE A TREE

26janAll Day07aprFRANÇOIS MORELLET IN-COHERENT