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Lecture – Diala Khasawnih + Ola El-Khalidi

Auditorium, Henry Art Gallery
Thursday, 07 March 2013, 7pm

The eighth and last lecture in the Critical Issues in Contemporary Art series. Makan, founded in 2003, is an art space, a project, and a collective based in Amman, San Francisco, and somewhere in between. Alongside Samah Hijawi, the three collective members include Ola El-Khalidi and Diala Khasawnih. El-Khalidi works in the arts as an organizer, curator, and collaborator; she received an MA in curatorial practice from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2012. Khasawnih is an artist and a translator who likes to bring people around a table to eat and talk, and, if that could be art, she is happy. Khasawnih and El-Khalidi will speak about Makan and its projects.

Their lecture will transform into a progressive performance piece leading the audience outside of the Henry and eventually to the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

This lecture series is free and open to the public. It is being held in conjunction with Art 361/595 (Critical Issues in Contemporary Art) being taught by Eric Fredericksen, and it is part of the Nebula Project.