Histories of Now: Space for Dialogue, Art and Activism   

"Histories of Now: Space for Dialogue, Art and Activism"
Wednesday, January 30–Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery
Press inquiries, contact Brooke Daniels

Organized in the form of a continued dialogue and culminating with the production of a multimedia publication, "Histories of Now: Space for Dialogue, Art and Activism" transforms the gallery into a site of international and local exchanges focusing on current events in Egypt, and uses these events as a means of discussing a multiplicity of contemporary social movements.

Participants, collaborators and speakers include artists from the 2012 SMFA exhibition "Histories of Now: Six Artists From Cairo," Egyptian scholars, artists and representatives of Egyptian cultural institutions, international and local activists, cultural thinkers, SMFA faculty and students and those interested in visiting and participating in this intense, multifaceted six-week project. The gallery will be set up with areas for large gatherings, areas for internet research, as well as a media library for readings, creative thinking and questioning.

Details of the program—which will evolve over the course of the project to include public talks, Skype conversations, interviews, lectures, film and video screenings, performances and other yet-to-be-determined contributions—will be made available on this page.

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