The Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Presents:
Keynote Speaker: Mr. M. Shafik Gabr
Chairman and Managing Director of the ARTOC Group for Investment & Development. Mr. Gabr is a renowned leader in international business, one of the world's premier collectors of Orientalist art, and an accomplished philanthropist. Read more about Mr. Gabr here.
'A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation understood in its economic,
political and cultural aspects: an Altermodern culture.' -- Altermodern Manifesto (Bourriaud 2009).
Applying a 21st-century Altermodern approach to art history and visual culture, this one day symposium at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin in association with the Chester Beatty Library aims to bring together international scholars working in the fields of European, North African and Middle Eastern art history. Considering a wide scope of 19th and early 20th-century artistic travel, the symposium aims to discuss visual cross-cultural dialogue between these geographical regions. Key areas of focus will include: historic artistic travel and cross-cultural representation; art as a mode of dialogue (cultural, gendered, religious, etc.) between the 'Orient' and 'Occident'; Eastern artistic influences on Western art practices and vice versa; location of unique modernisms; women artists and gender theory; colonial histories and the impact of postcolonial thought on art interpretation. By considering European, North African and Middle Eastern artists and art objects together in one symposium, we will attempt to further galvanise scholars, students and members of the public to explore wider interpretations of art history and visual culture which reach beyond a singular perspective to positions of plurality where global voices are considered.
Professor Doris Behrens-Abouseif, S.O.A.S., University of London, England.
Dr. Luke Gartlan, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Professor Zeynep Inankur, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Professor Reina Lewis, University of the Arts London, England.
Professor Mary Roberts, University of Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Kirsten Scheid, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Professor Barbara Wright, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.