Photo-Art Cultural Exhibition for Kurdistan-Iraq

Series Name University of Leicester
Speaker Dr Ala Bashir
Type Arts & Entertainment
When 08 Feb 2017, 04:00PM - 05:30PM
Venue Charles Wilson Second Floor LT Belvoir Park Lounge. Room: CW2 BPL
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free Exhibition
For Bookings Contact Omer Tekdemir, KISU@leicester.ac.uk or ot37@le.ac.uk 0116 252 5082

The University of Leicester is hosting a photo-art exhibition to portray the culture of Kurdistan-Iraq. The event, on Wednesday 8 February, is said to represent ‘the pain and joy of people who live in Iraq.’

The exhibition is coordinated by Dr Omer Tekdemir, Research Associate at the University’s School of History, Politics and International Relations.

Well-known painter, sculptor and plastic surgeon Dr Ala Bashir, who was born in Iraq, will attend and speak at the event. Tola Faraj, PhD Student at the University, is a curator and representative of the Kurdistan Photo organisation in the UK. He said: “The Kurdistan Photo-art exhibition offers a full-exposure of art and thought from cultural heritage, historical sweeps of beautiful images to the contemporary human and natural images”. “This exhibition art event will be dedicated to the exploration and construction of Kurdish identity and heritage in Iraq and how these photographs intersect within the wider Kurdish society and beyond”. Dr Karzan Karim, from the University of Leicester, added: “For the Kurdish case, this kind of event brings together those working on Kurdish issues in universities, arts, museums and media organisations to interrogate the changing ways in which every day Kurdish life has been represented and archived in the Middle East region and the UK”.

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