Painter: Divergent Lines, Emergent Spaces (Julie Mehretu)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall

Julie Mehretu with Shahira Fahmy, Mario Gooden, and Mabel Wilson, Columbia University GSAPP

Cairo, Tunis, Tripoli, Casablanca, Algiers: the Arab Spring was also an African one. Acclaimed artist Julie Mehretu is joined by Global Africa Lab Directors Mabel Wilson and Mario Gooden and GSAPP Visiting Professor Shahira Fahmy.

In Beloved (Cairo), Mehretu’s stunning 10 x 24 foot painting of the city in flux, abstract marks and architectural drawings depict the Nile, Tahrir Square, the Hilton, and “the space in between, the moment of imagining what is possible and yet not knowing what that is” to provide a touchstone for this conversation on art, architecture, protest, and social change in African cities today.

Organized by the Global Africa Lab


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