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Talk Online | Through The Lens

Online | Through The Lens


Artists Newsha Tavakolian, Laura Boushnak and Manal AlDowayan are driven to observe, to document and to give voice.

Through film, photographs and other media, they capture and scrutinise issues concerning societal change, women's literacy, regional conflict and moments in time.

Boushnak is driven, as she says, by 'the two basic human rights – the right to education and the freedom of movement.' Tavakolian strives to evoke what lies beneath the obvious – 'the closer you get, the more you understand.' And for AlDowayan, the personal and the political overlap and include 'pangs of memory and forgetting.'

Their works are featured in the exhibition Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa (dates to be announced) and in this conversation with curator Venetia Porter, these highly regarded artists talk about their aspirations, their practice and their present projects.

Part of the public programme accompanying Reflections, this event is supported by the Contemporary and Modern Middle Eastern Art (CaMMEA) acquisitions group.

To attend this online event

Book now to secure your place. We are hosting the event on Zoom – a free video conferencing system that requires users to register in advance. If you do not already use Zoom, you can sign up using this registration link.

If the event is fully booked, or you do not wish to use Zoom, you can also watch the event streamed live – as well as other events in the series – on the Museum's events YouTube channel.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Thu 8 Apr 2021, 5:30pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

British Museum
BP Lecture Theatre
Great Russell Street

Phone: 020 7323 8181

Website: British Museum

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