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kevork mourad

Conceptualizing Migration, Memory, and Place Through Art

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Studies and Spurlock Museum
Location
zoom
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Apr 21, 2021   7:00 pm  
Speaker
Kevork Mourad
Cost
FREE
Registration
Registration
Contact
Katya Reno
E-Mail
katyar@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-8483
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Spurlock Museum - Event

In conversation with UIUC graduate student Helen Makhdoumian, 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 discuss how his and his ancestors' memories of the Syrian Civil War and the Armenian genocide inform his representations of upheaval and survival. This event is part of the MillerComm lecture series and is hosted by the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. Free but prior registration required. Kevork Mourad’s mixed-media piece ‘A World Through Windows’ is currently on view at the Spurlock Museum. Photos of the work, along with videos and statements by the artist are viewable virtually here.

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