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Exhibition — In the Name of the Image — Rietberg Museum
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Publication — Iridescent Kuwait Petro-Modernity and Urban Visual Culture since the Mid-Twentieth Century — Laura Hindelang
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Seminar — Abstraction, the Parisian environment and artists from the MENA region — ARVIMM
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Publication — Shâhnâmeh. Le Livre des Rois persans — Selected excerpts and preface by Negar Habibi
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Research Project – Nostalgia and Belonging in Art and Architecture from the MENA Region – Laura Hindelang & Nadia Radwan
This collection brings together twelve short essays investigating how nostalgia and belonging come into play in the study of modern and contemporary art and architecture from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Each essay focuses on one selected object—a work of art or architecture—and reflects on its relation to the overall theme, showing that nostalgia and belonging are not only relevant themes but, more importantly, are also useful conceptual tools for analyzing the construction of narratives, emotion, and meaning in art, architecture, and cultural heritage of the MENA region.
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Research partnership grants — Leading House MENA 2021-2024 programme
by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO)

 

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