Canvas at the British Museum - Gender Wars and Chadors II

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Dubai based Canvas Magazine has been bringing the world the latest quality art and intelligent critique from the Middle East since 2004 and, true to its progressive attitude, has grasped the nettle of stereotype and preconception and their impact on collectors, curators and artists, by inaugurating the series of three panel discussions provocatively titled Gender, Wars and Chadors.

This, the second discussion, takes the view point of the curators, who are, Saleh Barakat, co-curator of the first Lebanese Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale, Rose Issa, the internationally renowned London-based curator and Dr. Venetia Porter, curator in the department of the Middle East at the British Museum.  The panel is moderated by Dr. Anthony Downey Programme Director of the MA course in Contemporary Art at Sothebys Institute of Art.

The first discussion involving collectors was held during Art Basel in Switzerland in June 2009 and the third will involving artists will take place in Basel Miami Beach later this year.  The transcripts of these discussions is intended to be publish in book form during March 2010.

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Discussion 7-8pm 12 October.
Tickets are free but you must reserve a place by calling +44 208 969 3959
BP Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Click for map.  Nearest Tube: Holborn, Tottenham Court Road

Further info at Canvas online / Britsh Museum / Rose Issa’s website / Maqam Gallery - Saleh Barakat / Rose Issa’s Exhibitions on Kazbah / Canvas TV - being launched in 2010

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