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Cancelled - CHICAGO EVENT. Conceptualizing Migration, Memory and Place Through Art

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Location
Illini Center, 200 S Wacker Dr, Chicago Alma Mater Room
Date
Apr 22, 2020   5:00 pm  
Speaker
Kevork Mourad
Contact
Brett Kaplan
E-Mail
bakaplan@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-7978
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Syrian-born Armenian artist Kevork Mourad will discuss how he conceptualizes migration, memory and place-making through his paintings and visual performances. Mourad depicts the Syrian refugee crisis and co-existence in cities like Qameshli, Aleppo and Damascus. He will elucidate how his and his ancestors' memories of the Syrian Civil War and the Armenian genocide inform his representations of upheaval and survival.

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