"Islamic Art in the 21st Century: Conversations"
Second Annual Lecture Series of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, organised and moderated by Prof. Dr. Wendy Shaw
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Islamic art has become a nexus of discussion focused on the relationship between Islam, culture, and modernity. On the one hand, museums throughout the world have renovated or instituted major new permanent exhibitions of historical Islamic art. On the other, museums and galleries alike have responded to the vast growth in markets for contemporary art related to Islamic cultures through numerous exhibitions.This has brought broader global attention to the work of artists critically engaging with the legacies of Islam. This lecture series will invite internationally recognized art histori- ans, museum specialists, and artists to discuss their experiences of the complex relationship between the world in which we live and the aesthetic legacies of the Islamic world within contemporary contexts.
5 May 2015, 6 pm,
Slavs and Tatars
26 May 2015, 6 pm,
Ladan Akbarnia, PhD, Farjam Curator, Islamic Collections, British Museum
7 July 2015, 6 pm,
Christiane Gruber, Professor of Islamic Art, University of Michigan
Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Lecture room 2094