Contemporary Art Iraq / Symposium



Future Now: Iraq and Contemporary Art

Sat 17 April, 11:00 – 17:00
Cornerhouse, Manchester
£8 full/£6 concs

Contemporary Art Iraq launches at Cornerhouse with this one-day symposium that explores the various thematic strands that emerge from the exhibition. Divided into three panels delivered by a host of leading international researchers, artists, curators and writers; whose discussions will extend upon concepts from nationalism and nationhood, current art education and the recent surge in art activity in Iraqi Kurdistan, to the impact of international initiatives and the future of contemporary art in the Middle East and Iraq.

Speakers include:
Nat Muller (Rotterdam-based independent curator and critic), Dr Rebwar Fatah (Kurdish writer and journalist), Hadani Ditmars (Co-editor New Internationalist), Catherine David (Curator), Daniel Miller (Art critic and journalist who writes for Frieze and other journals), Anna Bowman (ArtRole), Aaron Cezar (Delfina Foundation) and Peter Jenkinson (Cultural broker and former National Director of the Arts Council’s Creative Partnerships Programme).



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