Thursday, March 14, 2013

David at UBC

Curator Catherine David lectures at UBC tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Here is a quote supplied by the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory's Critical and Curatorial Studies Program:

"In the context of the art market and contemporary art collections, many artists from non-western or geocultural spaces appear to be 'emerging' ... as from nothing, or from a black hole. And there are indeed many reasons for the ignorance or denial of modern cultures developed by several generations of artists in many parts of the world, beginning with the Middle East and Arab world."

There are no respondents scheduled for David's lecture, though I expect to hear from another curator for whom the Middle East is more than a cartographic reality -- the indomitable Mo Salemy.

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