SOAS University of London

Regional vis-à-vis Global Discourses: Contemporary Art from the Middle East, 5-6 July 2013

1 August 2013

This comprehensive interdisciplinary conference brought together the most distinguished international scholars, academics, experts from the museum world, curators, market experts... and other active figures in the field. The conference saw an impressive welcome from participants with full attendance. During the two-day conference speakers and delegates who had come from Germany, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US delivered provocative and insightful papers and participated vigorously in discussions. The conference was also accompanied by a video screening programme from works of contemporary artists from across the Middle East whose works had been selected very carefully from their affinities with the themes of the conference.

The conference reception was held in the British Museum where a selection of works of contemporary Middle Eastern art from its collection was on display.