Program Description

For more than a thousand years, the civilizations of Islam and the West have been in dialogue and conflict. Exploring this often tumultuous discourse, the series Articulating Others: The Cultural Convergence of Islam and the West presents scholars, artists, curators, and cultural producers as they examine and react to the collecting, creation, and support of art and design that attempts to reframe notions of Islam and the West.

From the effects and hierarchies of collecting, the political nature of exhibiting art and artifacts from another culture’s history, and the evolution of Islamic works in the fine arts market, Articulating Others: Cultural Convergence of Islam and the West seeks to continue the cultural dialogue between these evolving perspectives.