Please note that this exhibition's opening date was initially listed in the print calendar as scheduled to open on Saturday, November 1. The exhibition was rescheduled, and will instead open on Friday, November 21 and will continue through Wednesday, December 31. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
The Levantine Cultural Center showcases a new exhibition, War and People: Art, Exile and the Middle East, focused on contemporary art and artifacts gathered from artists, war refugees and their children. The exhibit focuses on the Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988), the Israel-Palestine Wars of 1948 and 1967, the Lebanon Civil War (1975–1990), and the Syrian War (2011–2014), and also includes two performance lectures. Artists include Melissa Chimera, Dorit Cypis, John Halaka, Kinda Hibrawi, Khalid Hussein and Kaveh Keshmiri.
Featuring a mix of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish artists and contributors, the exhibition and its related events present an intriguing dialogue between art, artists and their audiences, providing a forum for contrasting perspectives, such as how Iraqi and Iranian artists remember the 1980-1988 war.
Curator Jordan Elgrably is a writer/editor and producer, who has presented dozens of art exhibitions, concerts, literary programs, and theatre, film, and public conversations on the cultures of the Middle East and North Africa.