Talk: Leeza Ahmady

Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn
Date: March 16, 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 independent curator Leeza Ahmady, who will discuss the process and development of her research and advocacy of work produced by artists from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and other countries of Central Asia. In this slide presentation, Ahmady will spotlight the historic events that have forced so many contemporary artists from this region to live and work abroad. She will focus on the ways in which the work they create powerfully addresses the experience of exile and loss.  Ahmady will also touch on how these artist are experiencing a cultural regeneration as they renegotiate their place in their small but vibrant artistic communities and discover critical acclaim on the international art stage.

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