TITLE: Palestinian Comtemporary Arts, Trends, and Thematics
SPEAKER: Adila Laidi-Hanieh
EVENT DATE: 06/17/2010
RUNNING TIME: 54 minutes
Adila Laidi-Hanieh of George Mason University presents "Palestinian Contemporary Arts, Trends and Thematics: Cultural, Social and Historical Influences."
Speaker Biography: Adila Laidi-Hanieh is a cultural critic and writer with interest in Palestinian arts and cultural practices, modern Arab intellectual history, and cultural spaces and processes. Laidi-Hanieh ran the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre in Ramallah from its 1996 establishment until 2005. Laidi-Hanieh curated there in 2001 the international touring memorial art exhibition 100 Shaheed-100 Lives. Laidi-Hanieh taught from 2006 to 2008 Arab intellectual history, and the first course on Palestinian arts at Bir Zeit University. She won in 2008 a Fulbright scholarship to study for a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at George Mason University.