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This two-day symposium at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, organised by Tate and the International Curators Forum, in association with Nafas Art Magazine, brought together art specialists, artists and writers to discuss recent developments in contemporary art from the Middle East and its diaspora.
The interest in the event was overwhelming. According to the Tate organizers, there where approximately 600 people in the audience and three times as many tickets could have been sold.
The symposium's program of keynote speeches and panel discussions was organized in five sessions:
- Defining the Middle East
- Writing and Translation
- Art Now - Recent Exhibitions
- Tradition and Modernity
- The Politics of Space
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As a follow-up to the event, to deepen reflection about the issues raised during the discussions and to reach out to a broader audience, Nafas Art Magazine and Tate will publish a series of essays during the next months.
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Contemporary Art in the Middle East
22 January 2009
23 January 2009