San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The immense complexities of the Middle East and their representation in the media are an ever-present backdrop for the work of any art institution or event with links to this region. So how do they navigate these complexities and create meaningful engagement with local communities of all origins and backgrounds? What is the role of art festivals as short-term interventions in supporting this challenge? And is there a shift in audience perception in light of ongoing events in the region? This discussion introduces a festival series of talks at Leighton House on art, engagement and how cultural interventions create long-term impact.
Part of a series of talks curated by The Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts (IESA).
Daniel Gorman, festival director of Shubbak, Co-ordinator with Highlight Arts and freelance arts consultant.
Dr Dina Matar, Associate Head and Senior Lecturer in political communication, Centre for Media Studies, SOAS.
Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator, Museums with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, responsible for Leighton House Museum and 18 Stafford Terrace.
When & Where
Nour Festival of Arts 2016
Shining light on the best of contemporary art and culture from the Middle East and North Africa in venues across Kensington and Chelsea each October and November. Thoughtful and thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining, enjoy exploring Nour Festival 2016