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ONLINE Contemporary Interpretations of Islamic Art in Central Europe

Panel Discussion
Contemporary Interpretations of Islamic Art in Central Europe
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The students of the Cultural Heritage Studies Program invite you to join an exciting online panel discussion, which will engage in the exploration of the contemporary interpretations of Islamic Art in Central Europe. Our panel will feature prominent members of the Viennese cultural scene, who will explore and examine the contemporary interpretations of Islamic artistic traditions and heritage in different art-forms, influences of artists’ Islamic backgrounds, community identity and experiences, spaces, and ways of artistic expression of these phenomena. The guests will bring their unique experiences and perspective to the topic and build a captivating discussion around the central question - What does ‘Islamic’ mean in art and heritage today?”

Our guests are:
Martina Laab (Salam Orient Festival, Vienna)
Rahman Hak-Hagir (artist, Vienna) [TBC]
Christine Bruckbauer (director, philomena+ art and Architecture Platform, Vienna)
Adriana Czernin (artist, Vienna) [TBC]
Marwan Abado (composer and musician, Vienna) [TBC]
Moderated by Bori Mohácsi (CEU MA CHSP II)

The panel is a part of a student project “A Journey in Islamic Art – Rediscovering Heritage from East to West”, which additionally consists of an online poster exhibition in four thematic chapters and a series of documentary movies featuring leading figures of the art scene in Vienna produced by the students. This rich collection of materials and stories will be published on our Facebook page, and we welcome you to further connect with us and contribute to the discussion.

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