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

Date: Friday, 6 February 2009, 7–9 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
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.­