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Ginane Makki Bacho (born Beirut, Lebanon, 1947). Refugees, 2017. Bronze, each: 17 x 7 x 5 in. (43.2 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm). Courtesy of the artist. (Photo: Noel Nasr)

Conversation: Artists on the Refugee Crisis

Thursday, October 18, 2018

6:30–9 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Artists Ginane Makki Bacho, Issam Kourbaj, and Mohamad Hafez discuss the special exhibition Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart, where their works are on view alongside medieval ceramics from our collection. These three artists of Syrian and Lebanese descent—based in Beirut; Cambridge, U.K.; and New Haven, CT, respectively—explore both the violence and displacement of the refugee crisis and the resilience of diasporic communities. Followed by a Q&A on the intersections of art and the refugee crisis. Presented in conjunction with the Arab Art & Education Initiative.

Schedule:

  • 6:30 pm Curator tour: Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart with exhibition curator Ayşin Yoltar-Yıldırım
  • 7 pm Artist talk with Ginane Makki Bacho, Issam Kourbaj, and Mohamed Hafez
  • 8:30 pm Q&A with the artists

This event is free, but please RSVP.