May 14, 2016 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa
May 14, 2016

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Flying Carpets, 2011. Installation view, But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2016. Photo: David Heald. © SRGF.

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa
Public programs

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In conjunction with But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, the museum will present a variety of public programs offering unique opportunities for visitors to hear directly from exhibition artists and explore the exhibition’s ideas and themes.

Gallery programs
Conversations at the Crossroads
Sundays, 3pm
This series pairs scholars from such disciplines as architecture, history, and politics with museum educators to create lively conversations exposing interdisciplinary connections found in the works on view. Free with museum admission.

May 22: Joseph Massad, Columbia University

June 12: Tim Cresswell, Northeastern University

July 17: Talin Grigor, University of California, Davis

Artist talk
An Evening with Ori Gersht and Zineb Sedira
Tuesday, July 12, 6:30pm
Artists Ori Gersht and Zineb Sedira join Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa, to discuss their respective video works on view in the exhibition, with a focus on memory and the transmission of history. Followed by an exhibition viewing and reception.

Film
Hello Guggenheim: Film and Video Curated by Bidoun Projects
Mondays–Fridays, 1pm, through May 30
Hello Guggenheim is a diverse four-week program of films and videos that display a mistrust of received narratives around history and documentation, testimony and voice. By turns fantastical and irreverent, adversarial and contrived, the works in this program provide unusual and compelling perspectives on the politics and power of the moving image. Organized by Tiffany Malakooti for Bidoun Projects. Free with museum admission.

Participating artists: Azin Feizabadi, Hassan Khan, Iman Issa, Jayce Salloum and Elia Suleiman, Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle, Mohamed Soueid, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Mounira Al Solh, Neïl Beloufa, Parviz Kimiavi, Rokni Haerizadeh, Wael Shawky

Performance
Debriefing Session II by Public Movement
Select Saturdays from June–October 2016
The performative research body Public Movement invites visitors to attend a one-on-one meeting in which their agent presents a series of accounts of the group’s research into pre-1948 Palestinian modern art. The private session draws out the performative relationship between nation-states and their cultural institutions. Debriefing Session II was made by Alhena Katsof and Dana Yahalomi in Tel Aviv as part of the Artport residency, and was co-commissioned with Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Limited capacity. Reservation essential. Ticket includes museum admission. Registration will be available in the near future on the Guggenheim website.

Symposium
(De)Coupling as Discourse on the Global South
Questioning conceptually and geographically restricted definitions of the making, collecting, and exhibiting of art, this two-day symposium gathers artists, curators, and scholars in an open exchange of ideas around transnational culture with the aim of sparking a more critical approach. More information including dates and tickets available on the Guggenheim website soon.

 

Credits
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa is part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.

This exhibition represents the third phase of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, a distinctive program that creates direct access to contemporary art and education on a global scale. Through in-depth collaboration with curators, artists, and art organizations from South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa, MAP has expanded the Guggenheim’s collection with more than 125 new works and has built physical and digital experiences that bring art and ideas to life.

Together, the Guggenheim and UBS recognize the power of contemporary art to connect and inspire communities, spark debate, enrich the present, and help shape the future. This long-term collaboration underscores a mutual commitment to supporting today’s most innovative artists by increasing visibility of their work in New York and across the globe.

Learn about the artists, curators, and exhibitions at guggenheim.org/map.

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