Contemporary Art and Geopolitics in the Arab World

Exhibition of contemporary Arab art made with the help of students at the Paris School of International Affairs. Vernissage at 5pm 18 April.

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Contemporary Art and Geopolitics in the Arab World

<p> End of year exhibition of the students following the course 'Contemporary Art and Geopolitics in the Arab World at the Paris School of International Affairs.</p> <p> The exhibition is kindly hosted free of charge by Catherine Bay from <a href="" target="_blank">The Window,</a> a non-commercial art space that seeks to engage the population of the 10th arrondissement in Paris with international art practices.</p> <p> The exhibition opens on 18 April at 5 pm.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank">Read more about the exhibition here</a></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Ibrahim_quraishi_family_portraits" src=""></p> <p> Ibrahim Quraishi: Family Portraits, 2012</p> <p>  </p>

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<p> This will be the first exhibition in Paris of contemporary Middle Eastern art prepared by students of international relations. They are mostly international exchange students following the course '<a href="" target="_blank">Contemporary Art and Geopolitics in the Arab World</a>' at the Paris School of International Affairs / Sciences Po.</p> <p>  </p> <p> This course has been given since 2012 by me, the lecturer and curator Robert Kluijver. I work intensely with artists from all over the Middle East. The point of the course is to introduce art as a new way of understanding sociocultural change in the region. </p> <p>  </p> <p> Each student has paired with one artist to discuss a specific series of the artist's work. The end-of-term papers of the students provide an in-depth analysis into the meaning of that work of art, from the unique perspective of a student of international relations. Based on that meaning, I will install the exhibition.</p> <p>  </p> <p> To cover modest installation costs, and food and drinks during the opening, I need external funding, as Sciences Po has no budget for this. I have calculated, in all, 500 Euros printing and installation costs, and 500 Euros for food and drinks during the opening. Any left-over food and drinks will be donated to the artspace, The Window, which has agreed to host the exhibition free of charge.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The opening coincides with the last day of the Spring season and the beginning of the Easter Holidays.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The work at the top of the page is an Installation View of Faycal Baghriche's 'Souvenir' and 'Elective Purification'. For names of other participating artists, and the images of other works included in the exhibition please consult <a href="" target="_blank">the website</a></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>



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Participation in a group tour of the exhibition during the opening events on 18 April


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A picture with your favorite artist/student in front of your favorite artwork, sent to you by e-mail or other digital means; plus participation in a group tour of the exhibition.


A private tour of the exhibition, either during the opening or at another moment more convenient to you; lasts 30 min.


Share a bottle of champagne with your friends while you enjoy a tour of the exhibition with them, at the opening, Fri 18 April 5-8 pm.

Estimated delivery: June 2014


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Take home an exhibition copy of one of the artists' work. First come first served. Plus: enjoy a private tour of the exhibition by the curator on 18 April or a moment more convenient to you (also outside the opening hours).

Estimated delivery: June 2014

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