Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5:15pm
Johnson Museum of Art, Wing lecture room
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Artist Sama Alshaibi will discuss her work, currently on view at the Johnson in the solo exhibition "Silsila."
Alshaibi's "Silsila" series consists of several photographic series and videos. Named for the Arabic word for “link,” the exhibition is meant to represent the joining of individuals to one another, humans with the natural world, and the self to the divine. Informed by her own biography--from her birth in Basra, Iraq, in 1973 to parents of Palestinian and Iraqi descent to her transition from political refugee to American citizen--Alshaibi’s work provokes contemporary questions about borders, migration, and environmental demise in relation to the human body.
This talk is supported in part by a member of the Class of 1949 in honor of Jason and Clara Seley.
The Museum will be open Thursday until 7:30PM. Admission to the Museum and to this event is free.