June 24: Bassam Alkhouri (DAI 2005) participates in the symposium "Arts in the Eyes of National Identities" in Leiden University

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Video still from 'Sham' (There), part of the Guava Platform, courtesy of Thalia Hoffman


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 Eliesh. 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.

Bassam Alkhouri participates in PANEL 02: 'Refugee art within European Policies', with Greta Galeazzi  (June 24, 11:30 am)




Reservation is mandatory as seating is limited. Please rsvp before 15 June 2016.


PhDArts - Leiden University

Symposium Locations:

23 June 2016, 10.30-18.30: Small Auditorium, Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73, Leiden

24 June 2016, 11.30-18.30: Spectrumzaal, Studentencentrum Plexus, Kaiserstraat 25, Leiden www.phdarts.eu