Conversation with Samia Halaby: Guggenheim

23 Oct 2018 -
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY

As part of The Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund Conversations with Contemporary Artists series, abstract painter and influential scholar of Palestinian art Samia Halaby (b. 1936, Jerusalem) discussed her work, and how new approaches to painting can contribute to technological and social advancement at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

A Q&A moderated by Sasha Kalter-Wasserman, Associate Curator, Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, followed the talk. A pioneer of contemporary abstraction, Halaby’s paintings are in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Her practice is rooted in the conviction that abstract painting reflects the principles of motion in nature and has the power to inspire technology with new visual insights.

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The Arab Art & Education Initiative connects contemporary Arab culture with diverse audiences across the five boroughs of New York City. Delivered by a coalition of artists, foundations, and major institutions, the city-wide, year-long program aims to build greater understanding between the United States and the Arab world. Programming for the AAEI is guided by a commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 global goals set forth by the UN and world leaders in 2015 to realize a better world by 2030.

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