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 third speaker in this series is Nadia Ayari.
Nadia Ayari is a Tunisian painter. Her work focuses on political landscapes. Using recurring sets of protagonists, her paintings relate conceptual narratives from surrounding structures. Her recent explorations in fresco add a sculptural dimension to her richly dense surfaces and question dominant historical armatures.
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 Ruba Katrib, Curator at MoMA PS1 in New York.
The talks will take place online on Zoom. Attendance is free and open to the public. Please register online ahead of the event.
Date and Time: 17 March 2021, from 8 pm