Core Program Lecture Series | Naeem Mohaiemen

Naeem Mohaiemen visits the MFAH to present this talk in the Core Program Lecture Series. In his work, Mohaiemen combines photography, films, drawings, installations, and essays to research the many forms of utopia-dystopia (families, borders, architecture, and uprisings) in the Muslim world after 1945. Born in London, he grew up in Libya and Bangladesh, two nations that experienced the push-pull between Socialism and Islamism.

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Core Program lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. This event takes place in Favrot Auditorium at the Glassell School of Art. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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About the Speaker
Naeem Mohaiemen is associate professor of visual arts and concentration head of photography at Columbia University in New York. He has been a finalist for the Vilém Flusser Theory Award and the Turner Prize. Historian Vijay Prashad describes Mohaiemen’s work as having “the air of being unfinished because the history he is working on is unfinished.”

About the Core Residency Program
Established in 1982, the Glassell School of Art’s Core Residency Program offers postgraduate residencies for art critics and visual artists.

The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation; The Powell Foundation; and The Glassell Family Foundation.

Core fellowships have been underwritten by Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.; Anchorage Foundation of Texas; Mr. Brad Blume; Ms. Bettie Cartwright; Mr. and Mrs. Jamal H. Daniel; The Dickson-Allen Foundation; Mr. Ronald A. Logan; McClain Gallery; and The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.


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