About the event

In her talk “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past,” Mitra Abbaspour maps the relationship between contemporary artists' use of historic photograph archives and the history told by the pictures themselves. This talk is presented in conjunction with Christian Palestinian Archive: A Project by Dor Guez, on view at The James Gallery April 8–June 4, 2016.

This event is presented as part of Mediating the Archive, an interdisciplinary research group that focuses on how archival studies dovetail with the scholarly and artistic legacy of queer activism through visual art, film, digital media, and dance. The group is supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. For more information or to join, email ch@gc.cuny.edu.

Cosponsored by the Mediating the Archive Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research in the Humanities, The Ph.D. Program in Art History, and The Middle East and Middle East American Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and supported in part by Artis Foundation for Contemporary Art.

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