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Talks | Articulating Others: The Cultural Convergence of Islam and the West

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.

 MOHAMED ZAKARIYA, There is nothing like Him, 2005, Photo by David Franzen
 Tent panel with Qur anic inscription, Egypt, Cairo, nineteenth century. 2006 David Franzen
 Drawing of a scheme for Shangri La living room, May 1937. P. Vary, S.A.L.A.M. Rene Martin, image courtesy Shangri La Historical Archives, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawaii.
 AFRUZ AMIGHI, Heart Axe, 2011, image by Afruz Amighi
  AFRUZ AMIGHI, Rocket Gods, 2010, image by Afruz Amighi
 Conceptual drawing of Playhouse at Shangri La, ca. 1936. H. Drewry Baker, Wyeth and King, Architects, image courtesy Shangri La Historical Archives, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawaii.
 Emre Huner, Study for Untitled, 2011, image courtesy of Emre Huner and RODEO

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