TALK | Arab Women Artists Today: Ala Younis

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Decolonizing Art Narratives: Arab Women Artists Today is an online lecture series that is a collaboration between VCUarts Qatar, the Painting and Printmaking Department, and the Fire Station. This lecture series brings together critical female Arab voices in Art and Design. The fifth speaker in this series is Ala Younis.

Ala Younis is a research-based artist and curator based in Amman. Younis initiates journeys in archives and narratives and reinterprets collective experiences that have collapsed into personal ones. Younis’s projects are expanded experiences of relating to materials from distant times and places; working against archives play on predilections and how its lacunas and mishaps manipulate imagination.

This year-long academic year lecture-series presents a dynamic group of Arab female artists and practitioners across disciplines and locales in the Middle East, exploring gender, politics, colonialism, culture, and identity. This lecture series asks: How might we revisit and reformat existing narratives? The lectures as a whole reinforce the focus theme - the pursuit of decolonized art narratives. 

This talk will be moderated by curator and writer Fawz Kabra.

The talks will take place online on Zoom. Attendance is free and open to the public. Please register online ahead of the event.

 

To register: https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7v8p4k-7S4uDVwzzxX_PbQ

 

Free Admission

Location: Zoom

Date and Time: 31 March 2021, from 8 pm

Language: English