AMCA Sponsored Panels at MESA 2019 | AMCA | Association for Modern + Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran + Turkey

AMCA Sponsored Panels at MESA 2019

Voyage to Tomorrow: Futurism and Science Fiction in Middle Eastern Art & Design

11/15/19, 2:45-4:45 p.m.

Chair: Elizabeth Rauh, University of Michigan
Discussant: Nasser O. Rabbat, MIT

Anneka Lenssen, University of California, Berkeley, Futurity and the Arts of a New Syria, 1960-1970
Pamela Karimi, University of Massachusetts, Life after Earth: Nader Khalili’s “Futuristic Homes for Lunar Surfaces”
Joan Grandjean, University of Geneva, Gulf Futurism: An Art Historical Approach, Definition, and Characteristics
Sascha Crasnow, University of Michigan, Subverting Narratives of Occupation in Science Fiction: Larissa Sansour’s “Nation Estate” and “In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain”

Speculative Imaginaries in the Moving Image: Citizenship, Matter, and Space-Time Slippages in the Global Middle East
11/16/19, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Organizer: Rana Jarbou
Chair: Sintia Issa, UC Santa Cruz
Discussant: Tarek El-Ariss, Dartmouth College

Rana Jarbou, UC Santa Cruz, #IAmReal- Mediating Difference between Amna and Sophia: Citizenship, Gender and Hyperreality in Saudi Arabia
Raed El Rafei, UC Santa Cruz, Queer Subjectivities and Spatial Dimensions in Tripoli, Lebanon
Suzy Halajian, UC Santa Cruz, A Grammar Built with Rocks: Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Sintia Issa, UC Santa Cruz, Mapping Waste Matters for a Time of Flowers: Marwa Arsanios