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Based on long-term ethnographic research in the art worlds of Istanbul and Berlin, The National Frame
The Environment and Ecology in Islamic Art and Culture: The Ninth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art (November 2021)
Islam has played a crucial role for creativity over time. Muslim as well as non-Muslim artists have commented on the religion – its narratives, symbols, leading proponents, ideas, central rituals – in numerous art forms and for very different reasons.
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Dear AMCA members,
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Exciting news about founding AMCA board member Salwa Mikdadi.
This week, Sarah-Neel Smith presents her work-in-progress on the artist Frank Stella, and a trip to Iran he took in 1963, in two forums.
In 1963, the famous New York painter Frank Stella traveled across Iran, seeking out the great monuments of Iran’s past along with curator Henry Geldzahler and art collectors Stanley and Shirley Woodward. Drawing on previously undiscovered documents from their trip, this talk investigates how Stella’s encounter with Iranian Islamic architecture impacted his abstract painting.