Panel Discussion: Desert to Delta

10/11/2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Description:

Join us for a panel discussion with contemporary artists, Ghada Da and Basmah Felemban to discuss their work and participation in Desert to Delta, Tennessee’s first large-scale contemporary art exhibition from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on show at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis from October 9, 2017 to January 6, 2018.

A public reception will held at 6 p.m. at the Brooks with the discussion beginning at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium. AMUM Assistant Director and exhibition co-curator, Edmund Warren Perry Jr, and Stephen Stapleton, Director and Founder of Edge of Arabia and CULTURUNNERS, will lead the discussion. Perry will also discuss his recent travels to Saudi Arabia where he explored the emerging Saudi contemporary art scene.


6 p.m. Reception

7 p.m. Panel Discussion


Desert to Delta is a pan-city festival of Saudi Contemporary Art & Film in Memphis and launches at the Art Museum of University of Memphis (AMUM) on Sunday, October 8,. The accompanying community outreach program includes an education program at schools and universities across Tennessee, in addition to the panel disccusion at the Brooks.

Desert to Delta: Saudi Contemporary Art in Memphis, TN represents the first exhibition of its kind from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to appear in Memphis. This timely exhibition opens at the Art Museum of University of Memphis (AMUM) on October 8, 2017 and runs through January 6, 2018.  Visit memphis.edu/amum to learn more.


Desert to Delta: Saudi Contemporary Art in Memphis, TN is organized by the Art Museum of University of Memphis in collaboration with King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), and is coordinated by CULTURUNNERS.


Ghada Da, Saudi Arabia, Sculptural Color from Historiographical Perspectives of Scent, 2017, Dimensions variable on 2.5m x 2.5m canvas.