“Be! And It Is.” Visual Philology as Radical Humanism in the Work of Kamal Boullata

In conjunction with the exhibition Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s

This event is now canceled.

The play between word and image in the work of the Palestinian polymath Kamal Boullata (1942–2019) is suffused with a humanistic sensibility. Finbarr Barry Flood, Silsila/NYU, will consider the nature of Boullata’s humanism and its implications for understanding the entanglements between aesthetics, ethics, and history in his painting and writing.

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Organized by Silsila: Center for Material Histories, NYU, and co-sponsored by NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and Grey Art Gallery.

Starts 4/3/20 6:30 pm
Ends 4/3/20 8:30 pm
Participants Finbarr Barry Flood
Location 4 Washington Square North, Second Floor
Cost Free of charge


Program Types: Lecture