SOAS University of London


Strokes of Genius
Contemporary Iraqi Art 16 October - 8 December 2000


Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Sunday October 22 2000 9am-6pm

10-10.30amMaysaloun Faraj
An overview of the SOG project, accomplishments of the past 5 years and future aims.
10.30-11amDr. Ulrike Al Khamis
An historical overview of contemporary Iraqi art with particular focus on today's generation of Iraqi artists. (Based on her contribution to the SOG publication).
11-11.30amLorna Selim
Personal recollections of the 50s and 60s artistic climate in Iraq with particular focus on her late husband, the celebrated artist and founder of the modern Iraqi art movement, Jewad Selim. (Based on her contribution to the SOG Publication).
11.30-12amTea break
12.00-12.30pmRashad Selim
Iraqi Artists in Europe (Based on his essay for the SOG Publication)
3-3.30pmCamilla Edwards
Synopsis regarding the influx of art from the Arab, Middle East and Moslem World into the UK.
3.30-4pmCoffee break
4-5/5.30pmAhmed Al Mukhtar
Musical performance on 'Oud' by talented young Iraqi musician and former student of the renowned Iraqi master Munir Bashir.