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FAAH Presents Artist Talks: Rima Chahrour

In Event, Fine Arts on April 19, 2010 at 11:00 am

THE DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS AND ART HISTORY

American University of Beirut
Cordially invites you to a presentation by artist

Rima Chahrour

Rima Chahrour completed her MA in Fine Art at the University of East London with distinction. Being exposed to the huge London art scene and participating in collective shows, has further advanced her natural resources, and developed her  thinking strategies on moving the work forward. Furthermore, Ms. Chahrour have worked as an assistant in The Art Yard, contributing to the different art workshops. This has made Chahrour more interested in the development of the creative process in humans with relation to society. When Chahrour came back to Lebanon she started working with NGOs as an art instructor in public schools in the rural areas of Lebanon. She have also worked as an assistant to the artist Mohammad el Rawas. Solo show will be held on the 29th of April at The Gallerist in Sodeco Square, Beirut.

FRIDAY April 23, 2010
4 pm
NICELY 409

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Lecture: Research Problems in an Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art

In Art History, Event, Fine Arts on April 19, 2010 at 10:52 am

We hope you will join us for this week’s Brown Bag Series at CBR to engage Dr. Laura Marks in her talk on “Research Problems in an Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art.”

As usual, we will offer a light snack.
Please join us in 203 Nicely this Wednesday (21) at 1:30 pm.

Dr. Laura U. Marks is a writer and a curator of artists’ media. She is the author of The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses (2000), Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory  Media (2002), and Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (2010), which she began research on while a visiting scholar in the Center for Behavioral Research in 2002. She has curated experimental media for festivals and art spaces worldwide. Dr. Marks is the Dena Wosk University Professor in Art and Culture Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.www.sfu.ca/~lmarks