TALK | Arab Women Artists Today: Lamia Joreige

Wednesday, February 24, 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 second speaker in this series is Lamia Joreige.

Lamia Joreige is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Beirut. In her projects, she explores the tension between the temptation and impossibility of representing the Lebanese Wars and their aftermath within Beirut. Her work attempts to capture and translate time, its effects, and its traces on us by using repetition, reenactment, and recollections and its unfolding and suspension through moving and still images and multimedia installations.

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 Yasmine Khayyat, Assistant Professor, Arabic Language and Literature, Rutgers University.

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: Arab Women Artists Today

Free Admission

Location: Zoom

Date and Time: 24 February 2021, from 8 pm

Language: English