Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi On Art And Culture In The Gulf

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10th Annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture

Join us at the 10th annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture, with guest speaker Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi. Born in Sharjah, a state in the United Arab Emirates, Qasimi was not only shaped by its burgeoning artistic and cultural landscape, but she has played an active role in redefining it. Discover how she is injecting contemporary approaches into a region with a traditionally conservative culture to make Sharjah a globally recognized creative hub.

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An artist herself, Qasimi has expanded the region’s art and culture outreach to a wide audience through her work as the President of the Sharjah Art Foundation and organiser of the Sharjah Bienniale. With Qasimi’s focus on local engagement within a global community, it’s little wonder that the New York Times has taken note of her talent in “gentle transgression”.

In addition to her position at the Foundation, Qasimi’s impressive resume includes an active role on the boards of leading art organizations worldwide and, most recently, as curator of the UAE’s National Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. When it comes to contemporary art in the UAE, Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi is the person to know.
Murray Whyte, The Toronto Star art critic and cultural journalist will engage Hoor Al Qasimi in a Q&A following her presentation.

The Eva Holtby Lecture is generously supported by the Holtby and Schury Families.
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