For this public event, artists from the "Occupational Hazards" exhibition have added their voices to the gallery space. While their works are here, for many of the artists, travel to the United States is severely challenged or prohibited--whether by cost, visa regulations, or current travel bans. Join apexart and ArteEast on a guided tour of Occupational Hazards presented by the artists in their absence: incorporating the stories behind the works and experiences and challenges of artists working in the Middle East today, in their own words.
ArteEast presents through its new signature discussion series ArteHub, "The Price of Creation in Today's Egypt." Creative expression in Middle East and North Africa has flourished in recent years. With traditional lines of communication and authority being crossed and even rendered obsolete, writers, artists, journalists, and other generators of culture and expression are defying both geographic and social boundaries.
ArteEast invites you to a Double Screening Documentary event followed by a discussion with award-winning Directors and Sponsored Artists-in-Residence Myriam El Hage and M. Siam. Moderated by Soyoung Yoon, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at The New School.
Dia Batal has developed a multidisciplinary approach, creating context specific work, mostly designed for physical interaction. This style harmoniously brings the art of calligraphy, the functionality of design and the meaning of words with the use and form of the Arabic language.