[ONLINE] Graphic Arts Group - Dr Venetia Porter - The Courtauld Institute of Art

[ONLINE] Graphic Arts Group – Dr Venetia Porter

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[ONLINE] Graphic Arts Group – Dr Venetia Porter

Amar Dawod (born Baghdad, 1957). Artist’s book. The British Museum 2017,6006.2. Gift of Dia al-Azzawi 

  • Thursday 25 March 2021
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



  • Dr Venetia Porter - Assistant Keeper for Islamic and Contemporary Middle East art, British Museum

Organised by

  • Dr Ketty Gottardo - The Courtauld
  • Dr Esther Chadwick - The Courtauld
  • Dr Olenka Horbatsch - British Museum

This is a live online event.  

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Venetia Porter will be speaking about artists’ books in her exhibition

Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa 

From Baghdad to Tehran

Artists from across the Middle East and North Africa have become well known for their imaginative use of the form of the artist’s book.  Varying in material and style, these books range widely in subject matter, from poetry and folktales to those with a strong political contemporary narrative.  Along with text, there is pure abstraction.  A number of these books are included in her exhibition and this talk will focus on these works along with others from the collection.

Dr Venetia Porter is Assistant Keeper for Islamic and Contemporary Middle East art at the British Museum and Honorary Research Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art.  She is the curator of Reflections contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa and author of the accompanying book with Natasha Morris and Charles Tripp (British Museum Press 2020).

For more on the exhibition and associated talks, please see:




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