Doha, September 18 (QNA) - Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, has announced the next series of Wavelength lectures scheduled for the latter half of 2022.
Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme will deliver the first online talk, on September 20, at 7 pm (Doha time).
The duo will present an overview of their work and their practice over the years, discussing past installations and exhibitions that span sound, image, text, installation, and performance.
The two Palestinian artists are renowned for their repertoire of creative works that "probe the contemporary landscape marked by a seemingly perpetual crisis and an endless present'; one that is shaped by a politics of desire and disaster". The result is a practice that investigates the political, visceral, and material possibilities of sound, image, text, and site, taking on the form of multi-media installations and live sound/image performances.
Meera Badran, VCUarts Qatar's Exhibitions and Lectures Assistant, said, "We are very excited to be hosting this Wavelength lecture by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, whose work is not only beautiful and current, but extremely urgent, focusing on politics of desire and disaster and examining how communities bear witness to experiences of violence, loss, displacement, and forced migration, specifically in the Middle East."
Wavelength is an online lecture series that is a collaboration between VCUarts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, in Richmond, and VCUarts Qatar. Each year, the lecture series kicks off with the start of the new academic year, bringing the public in touch with a dynamic group of artists, designers, curators, and scholars as they share their work with the VCU communities in Richmond and Doha. (QNA)
18 September 2022
VCUarts Qatar Announces Wavelength Lecture Series for 2022
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