Modernism in Beirut: The Politics of Postwar Abstraction

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

This event is now canceled.

Beirut was the artistic and intellectual hub of the Arab world in the 1950s and ’60s. In this talk, Robyn Creswell, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Yale University, will situate Beiruti modernism within a wider landscape of Cold War politics, aesthetic abstraction, and Arab intellectual history.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and Grey Art Gallery.

Starts 3/24/20 6:30 pm
Ends 3/24/20 8:00 pm
Location Silver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place, or 31 Washington Place for wheelchair access)
Cost Free of charge


Program Types: Lecture