Arts of the Arab Uprisings

Finger puppet of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, photographic still from “Top Goon: Diaries of a Little Dictator.”

Finger puppet of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, photographic still from “Top Goon: Diaries of a Little Dictator.” Source.

The exhibit “Arts of the Arab World Uprisings” is ongoing at the Arab American National Museum, up to February 9, 2014.

The exhibit was created in conjunction with the 2013 Freer Symposium at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Participants of the symposium include Wael Abbas, Khaled Matawwa, Lina Ben Mhenni, Jill Dougherty, Stephennie Mulder, Jennifer Pruitt, Amr Nazeer, and Elizabeth Rauh

Here is a playlist of the talks from the symposium. Below are a few of these talks as well as other talks/conversations on art and the revolutions/uprisings (whatever you want to call them), and the intersection of politics and cultural production.

 

Margot Badran and Yasmine El-Rashidi have A Conversation on Women and the Revolution in Egypt

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