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Feminist Art in the Middle East and Turkey

A British Institute at Ankara lecture

March 4, 2021
Thursday, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT
The lecture will be held via Zoom, register here for details

Co-hosted by the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) and the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), this lecture showcases the latest debates and scholarship on modern and contemporary feminist art in the Middle East and Turkey.

Panellists will share their perspectives on feminist art in Turkey, Syria and Palestine. Dr Ceren Özpınar examines challenges the way feminist art in Turkey is portrayed; Dr Charlotte Bank discusses feminist approaches in works by Syrian women artists and how they have been a vehicle for social change; and Dr Tina Sherwell highlights the work of Palestinian women artists. The webinar is chaired by Toufic Haddad, Director of CBRL’s Kenyon Institute in Jerusalem.

Dr Ceren Özpınar is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, History of Art and Design Programme. Her research focuses on contemporary art, art historiography, and feminist art and art history since 1960, with a special interest in Turkey and the Middle East.

Dr Charlotte Bank is an art historian and curator with a PhD in Arabic from the University of Geneva. As a curator, she has worked with art institutions in Europe and the Middle East.

Dr Tina Sherwell is Head of the Contemporary Visual Art Programme at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design, Birzeit University. Recent curated exhibitions include Intimate Terrains; Representations of a Disappearing Landscape, at the Palestinian Museum (2019).

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