Jerusalem in Exile: symposium, opening, book launch and reception
Symposium speakers include Burcu Dogramaci, Finbarr Barry Flood, Elizabeth Key Fowden, Remi Labrusse, Venetia Porter, Nasser Rabbat, Claudia Tobin and Mercedes Volait. It will be moderated by Donal Cooper, Khaled Fahmy and Deniz Turker.
Jerusalem in exile: meaning and abstraction in Arab and Islamic art
13:00 Donal Cooper / Khaled Fahmy - Short introductions (Jesus College / Centre of Islamic Studies)
13:15 Elizabeth Key Fowden - Kamal Boullata: Byzantine, Islamic and Abstract artist (University of Cambridge)
13:45 Venetia Porter - Handmade books by Kamal Boullata in the British Museum (British Museum)
14:15 Claudia Tobin - An "operator of colours": conversations in word and image (University of Cambridge)
14:45 Coffee break
15:00 Rémi Labrusse - Against Geometry? On Matisse and the Arts of Islam (Université Paris Nanterre)
15:30 Mercedes Volait - An early Egyptian display of Islamic art at the 1867 World's Fair in Paris: Dr. Meymar's exhibits (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris)
16:00 Coffee break
16:15 Nasser Rabbat - Kamal Boullata: For the Love of Jerusalem (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
16:45 Burcu Doğramacı - Exiled artists from the Arab world (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; Hirmer volume editor)
17:15 Finbarr Barry Flood - Kamal Boullata and the Aesthetics of Radical Humanism (New York University; Hirmer volume editor)
18:00 Exhibition public opening, book launch and reception
Please book your free tickets on this Eventbrite link.
The Committee wishes to express its thanks to the generous donations by our three valued sponsors: the AM Qattan Foundation, the Barjeel Art Foundation and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies (University of Cambridge) without whose help this event would not have been possible.