Talk: Adila Laidi-Hanieh on "The Palestinian Paradox: Post-Modern Globalized Cultural Practices Under Colonialism"

­Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn
Date: February 6, 2009
­Time: 7-9 pm
FREE. No RSVP necessary. ­Organized by Arte East.

As part of its "Across Histories" series, Arte East presents a talk by cultural critic Adila Laidi-Hanieh, who will draw from her recent book Palestine: We Lack for Nothing Here (Palestine rien ne nous manque ici) to discuss the paradoxical vitality of Palestinian culture—literature, visual arts, film, music—its "normalization," and unprecedented access to the international art circuit despite its predominantly political content. Laidi-Hanieh will conceptualize these practices as well as the related paradigms informing them, such as colonialism, post-colonialism and Arab postmodernity.­

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