Workshop Internacional Global Trends in Contemporary Islamic Art


18 de Novembro: Centro Ismaili de Lisboa
19 a 21 de Novembro: Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa
Organização: IHA-FCSH/UNL (Giulia Lamoni), CIEBA/FBAUL (Rui Oliveira Lopes), IEO-FCH/UCP

The International Workshop Global Trends in Contemporary Islamic Art is a joint venture between the Institute of Art History, New University of Lisbon (IHA-FCSH/UNL); the Artistic Studies Research Centre, Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Lisbon (CIEBA/FBAUL); and the Institute of Oriental Studies, Portuguese Catholic University (IEO-FCH/UCP).
The workshop aims to explore the new trends of Contemporary Islamic art across the globe; the transgression of cultural and artistic boundaries; the renovation of traditional artistic vocabulary of Islamic art; the notions of exile and dislocation as part of the experience of artists from the Islamic world; the claim of non-sub-categorization of Contemporary Islamic art; the interplay of art and revolution / art and political propaganda; the place of religion in contemporary Islamic art; the exhibition discourse of Contemporary Islamic art in non-Islamic contexts; and the place of Contemporary Islamic art in the International art market.
Keynote speakers: Michael Barry, Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University (EUA); Silvia Naef, Professor at the Arabic Studies Section of the University of Geneva (Suiça); Kimberly Masteller, Jeanne McCray Beals Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (EUA) (in attachment).