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CAS MillerComm Lecture: Kevork Mourad, "Conceptualizing Migration, Memory and Place Through Art"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
REEEC; Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies; Center for Advanced Study; Program in Jewish Culture & Society; Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies; College of Fine & Applied Arts; Department of English; Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities; Program in Comparative & World Literature; School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics, School of Music
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL 61801)
Date
Apr 23, 2020   7:30 pm  
Speaker
Kevork Mourad, Independent Artist, New York
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
REEEC
E-Mail
reec@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-1244
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Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Co-sponsored Events

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 reugee 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.

 

Hosted by: Holocaust, Genocide & Memory Studies

 

In conjunction with: Program in Jewish Culture & Society, Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Department of English, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Program in Comparative & World Literature, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics, School of Music

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