"Our Land" Opening Reception

Event date: 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:00pm

Location: 

Amelie A, Wallace Gallery, Campus Center
Black and white photo of actress Kate Winslett

Description: 

 

The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery will host a reception to celebrate the opening of its latest exhibit, "Our Land."  Running February 4 through March 13, "Our Land" is composed of photography and video by artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and their diaspora.

Curated by Anthony Hamboussi, photographer and adjunct professor in the Visual Arts Department at SUNY Old Westbury, the exhibition explores intersections of land, power, and politics to question dominant historical narratives and current Western perceptions of the MENA region. Interested in modes of self-representation, "Our Land" presents the work of Arab artists based in or having ancestral ties to the region, to consider landscapes of colonization and postcolonial reconstruction, indigenous land rights, ecological injustice, and war.

The reception is open to the public and free of charge.  For full hours and contact information for the exhibition, visit the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery website.