The art historian Morad Montazami will give a lecture about the American Sculptor, Douglas Abdell (born 1947, lives and works in Malaga, Spain), whose work is featured in the exhibition. Abdell is predominantly a sculptor and has worked with cast and welded bronze, welded steel, and carved stone. Over the last 30 years his work has been devoted to political and social themes related to the Mediterranean Countries and their history, more specifically the Phoenician and Arabic languages with their specific symbols and languages.
The lecture will be accompanied by an unreleased interview, filmed for the occasion in the artist’s studio in Malaga, by Shiva Khosravi. Morad Montazami is a modern and contemporary art historian. He runs the magazine Zamân (Texts, images & documents) in Paris, which offers a space for post-orientalist studies devoted to cosmopolitan modernity, notably at the crossroads of the Middle East and Europe.
Lecture presented by Shiva Khosravi, Work.Master student at HEAD – Genève