February 1, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Lecture | The Absence of the Syrian Artists, Feb. 7

Basil Masri Zada will present on “The Absence of the Syrian Artists” on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Museum.

Zada will will give a general overview of international political attitudes toward displaced Syrian artists. He examines the the effects of the crisis in Syria and restrictions on movements (such as the travel ban) to explore how artists have changed their artistic production to accommodate these challenges. Basil Masri Zada is a PhD student in the School for Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University. This event is sponsored by the Kennedy Museum of Art in partnership with Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate, War & Peace Theme, and College for Fine Arts.

This event is one in a series of Spring 2019 Middle East & North Africa Events.

The Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate provides the Ohio University and Athens communities with an interdisciplinary understanding of the history and contemporary dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. While the bulk of its efforts are focused on the undergraduate certificate in Middle East and North Africa studies, the program also organizes a range of events designed to compliment in-class education and speak to contemporary debates about the region.

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