American University of Beirut

Archive for January, 2010|Monthly archive page

Final Irritations: Performances

In Uncategorized on January 22, 2010 at 9:23 am

TODAY’s PERFORMANCES

From FAAH students for the last time this semester….

“IRRITATIONS II ” –

based on Franz Kafka: “The trial”

22.1.2010 – 4:30 pm

watch out  at  Maingate

Advertisements

Exhibition: Walid Sadek at Beirut Art Center

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Place at Last
A solo exhibition by Walid Sadek
&
affiliations
A solo exhibition by Emily Jacir

Opening of the exhibitions: Wednesday January 27, from 6pm to 9pm

The exhibitions are on view until April 9, 2010

For more information, click here

TWO PLAYS

In Uncategorized on January 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm

You are cordially invited to see the two plays which relate to FAAH 283 Sec.I and FAAH 283 Sec. II

*      Bomb-Soire” (a devised theatre piece), created by the class of FAAH 283 section 1 on Thursday January 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm in West Hall, Bathish Auditorium

*      An adaptation of scenes taken from “The Good Dr.” by Neil Simon. It is put on the stage by the class of FAAH 283 section 2 on Friday January 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm in West Hall, Bathish Auditorium

All are welcome

Adoni Maluf

Lecture: Where is the Modern in Post-Modern? And Other Problems in Contemporary Arts from the Middle East

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm

The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies and The Department of Fine Arts and Art History American University of Beirut

Cordially invite you to a lecture

“‘Where is the Modern in Post-Modern?’ And other Problems in Contemporary Arts from the Middle East”

by

Professor Sussan Babaie

Professor Sussan Babaie is a Fulbright Regional Scholar at the American University in Cairo and Cairo University, and in Syria at the Ministry of Culture for 2009-2010. Professor Babaie received her Ph.D. in Fine Arts from New York University in 1994 and has held positions as Assistant Professor at the Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan; Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Art, Smith College and Lecturer at the Department of Fine Arts and Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University. In 2010-2011, she will be the Allianz Visiting Professor for Islamic Studies at Faculty of the History of the Arts, University of Munich. Professor Babaie’s publications include: Isfahan and its Palaces: Statecraft, Shi‘ism and the Architecture of Conviviality in Early Modern Iran (2008) which won the 2009 Houshang Pourshariati Iranian Studies Book Award at the Middle East Studies Association; Visual Modernity and the Architectural Mnemonics of the Metropole in the Middle East (forthcoming); “Visual Vestiges of Travel: Persian Windows on European Weaknesses,” Journal of Early Modern History 13 (2009); “The Ali Qapu Palace.” Encyclopaedia of Islam, 3rd ed. (2007) and Slaves of the Shah: New Elites of Safavid Iran, co-editor and co-author of the introduction with Kathryn Babayan, Ina Baghdiantz-McCabe, and Massumeh Farhad; sole author of Chapter 4 (2004).

Wednesday January 27, 2010

Auditorium C, West Hall

6:00 PM

Lecture: Why is Art Critical to Public Discourse?

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm

The Anis Makdisi Program in Literature Invites you to a lecture
By
Daniel Nolan
Comparative Literature
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Why is Art Critical to Public Discourse?

Introduced by
Dr. Joshua Andresen
(Philosophy/AUB)

Friday, January 29, 2010

College Hall, B1 at 4:00 p.m.

The Anis Makdisi Program in Literature
http://staff.aub.edu.lb/~webampl/index.htm
College Hall 450
Ext.: 4080

Continuing Performance Series

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Please join us at our continuing performance series about guilt / innocence / jurisdiction, by students of the FAAH Department.

“IRRITATIONS II ” –

based on Franz Kafka: “The trial”

Wed., 20.1.2010 – 4pm :NICEY #409-  going on onto Green Oval ( 1 film & 3 performances)

Fri.,   22.1.2010 – 4:30 pm  : watch out on campus- area Maingate! ( 4 performance)

Ceramics and Drawing: Exhibition

In Uncategorized on January 14, 2010 at 7:00 pm

You are invited to an exhibition of our  students art work in FAAH courses
201 and 215 in the Gallery space , serial section of Jafet library.
The exhibit will run from Friday January 15 till February 26, 2010

Screening and Exhibition

In Uncategorized on January 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm
The Department of Fine Arts and Art History of the American University of Beirut
would like to cordially invite you to the screening of the documentary from

January 14th, 2010 at 6pm in West Hall / Bathish auditorium

The film follows an all-male group of adult inmates residing in Roumieh Prison, who experienced the pioneer practice of Drama Therapy/Theatre in 2008-2009, led by a female drama therapist.

For 15 months, the inmates rehearsed for the production of 12 Angry Lebanese, an adaptation of Reginald Rose’s screen play12 Angry Men and performed it for an external audience at the end of the project.

In the film, the drama therapy sessions, the interviews with the inmates, and the interaction with both director and audience, convey a message of hope, forgiveness and change. Through their artistic journey, these “murderers, drug dealers and rapists” reveal kindness and faith in life.


After the film and discussion, there will be a display of student work
from the FAAH courses “Design in Theater” and “Performance Art”
based on the Reginald Rose screenplay.

The display will be on the first floor of West Hall.

12 Angry Lebanese – Film Screening

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History of the American University of Beirut would like to cordially invite you to the screening of the documentary from„12 Angry Lebanese“ by Zeina Daccache on Thursday ,January 14th, 2010 at 6pm

Concepts Studio: Exhibition

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm

You are all invited to see the STUDIO CONCEPT ART EXHIBITION for the students who are taking the course (FAAH 218) in the first semester of 2009-2010, from Jan. 4 – 8, 2010 in West Hall Common room.