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PhDArts Symposium: Arts in the Eyes of National Identities (day 1)

Thursday 23 June 2016
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden

Arts in the Eyes of National Identities is a two-day symposium that inquires into the relationship between nations and artistic practices, their connections and boundaries. The gap between, on the one hand, certain conceptual assertions and claims of contemporary art practice, and on the other practical boundaries and limits, will be debated through posing the following questions:

'How can art and artists today actually cross borders and be part of public space? What are the limits and what are the different ways to deal with these restrictions? How do the different roles of embodied national identities influence artistic practices in the city’s public sites?’

The symposium is organized by PhDArts researcher Thalia Hoffman and performing artist and activist Elyesh. Two case studies related to their respective practices will be part of the programme, namely the figure of the refugee artist in Europe and Guava, a platform created by Thalia Hoffman.

The programme will start with a performance lecture by Thalia Hoffman and Elyesh. Throughout the two days, a series of presentations and roundtable workshops will take place, grouped in two panels: Art & National Identity in the Netherlands and Refugee Artist & Art in Europe. Furthermore the film On the Bride’s Side, directed by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande and Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry, will be screened during the symposium, followed by a Q&A with Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry.

PHDARTS SYMPOSIUM: Arts in the Eyes of National Identities
23-24 June 2016
23 June: Academy Building, Rapenburg 73, Leiden
24 June: Spectrumzaal, Studentencentrum Plexus, Kaiserstraat 25, Leiden

Open to researchers, artists, students and the general public. Reservation is mandatory as seating is limited. Please rsvp before 15 June 2016 by sending an email to info@phdarts.eu.


23 JUNE 2016

10:30 - Registration
11:00 - Opening Remarks
11:30 - PANEL 01: Performance Lecture: Thalia // Eliesh
14:30 - ROUND TABLE 01 with k.g. Guttman
17:00 - FILM SCREENING: 'On the Bride's Side', followed by a discussion with the director Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry

24 JUNE 2016

11:30 - PANEL 02: 'Refugee art within European Policies', with Greta Galeazzi and Bassam Alkhouri
14:30 - PANEL 03: 'Borders and Nationalities in Arts', with Prof dr Henk van Houtum and Urok Shirhan
16:30 - ROUND TABLE 02 with Basma Hamdy
18:30 - Closing Remarks

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