[act-ma] Reminder: 4/27 Samia Halaby, world-renowned artist, speaks on visual arts in Palestine

Sandra Rosen sar8 at verizon.net
Wed Apr 24 11:12:07 PDT 2013


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> From: Boston Palestine Film Festival  
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> Date: April 7, 2013 11:10:28 AM EDT
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> Subject: Samia Halaby, world-renowned artist, speaks on visual arts  
> in Palestine
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> The Art of Palestine
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> Suleiman Mansour,
> The Village Awakens,1988
> (c) All rights reserved.
> World-renowned Palestinian artist Samia Halaby will give a  
> presentation entitled The Art of Palestine on April 27.
>
> The presentation will cover the visual arts (painting, sculpture,  
> and photography) in Palestine during the 20th century, with a focus  
> on the art of the 1970s and 1980s and the transnational liberation  
> movement that arose during that period.
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> Tamam al Akhal, Shoshana Occupies My Home, 1988
> (c) All rights reserved.
> Samia Halaby is a Palestinian artist, scholar, and art historian  
> who   has contributed immensely to building the genre of  
> abstraction in Arab art. Born in Jerusalem in 1936, Halaby  
> typically uses oil paints for her works, which are often large in  
> size and influenced by nature, many featuring trees of Palestine.
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> Samia Halaby, A Jerusalem Window, 2000
> (c) All rights reserved.
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> Halaby, who lives in New York, was raised in Haifa until her  
> family  immigrated to Lebanon after the occupation of Palestine in  
> 1948. In  1951, she moved to the United States. From 1963 to 1982,  
> she taught art continuously at U.S. universities, including the  
> Yale School of Art. Through her art, writing and curating, Halaby  
> has actively advocated for the rights of Palestinians and raised  
> awareness about their struggle. She has also curated major exhibits  
> featuring the works of Palestinian artists.
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> Samia Halaby, Lemon Tree, 2011
> (c) All rights reserved.
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> Her paintings are held in several museum collections, including  
> the  Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, The British Museum, the  
> Guggenheim Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Detroit  
> Institute of Art.
> This event is co-presented by:
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> The Art of Palestine
> Presentation and slide show
>
> by Samia Halaby
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> Saturday, April 27, 2013
> 2:30 pm
> Main Lecture Hall
> Cambridge Public Library
> 449 Broadway
> Cambridge, MA
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> FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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> Accessible by T (red line) via Harvard station - 12-minute walk
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