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Modernism and Political Modernity: Tunisian Art in the Time of Bourguiba (1957-1979)

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Monday, February 24, 2020, 5:30pm - 7:00pm


CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St., Cambridge



Event Description:

Gazette Classification: Art/Design,Humanities,Lecture,Social Sciences
Organization/Sponsor: Center for Middle Eastern Studies Speaker(s):
<strong>Ridha Moumni</strong><br /><em>Tunisia Postdoctoral Fellow,
Center for Middle Eastern Studies</em> Cost: Free and Open to the
Public Contact Info: elizabethflanagan@fas.harvard.edu Link:
Note: this talk was originally scheduled for Feb. 19. Ridha Moumni
obtained his Ph.D in Art History and Archaeology from the Sorbonne, in
Paris. His research explores Tunisian classical, modern and
contemporary art from a global and transnational perspective, with a
specific interest in collecting practices and intellectual history.
Dr. Moumni has won prizes in the fields of art history and
curatorship. In 2010, he became the first Tunisian fellow to join the
French Academy in Rome (Villa Medici). He has curated photography and
modern art exhibitions, and he has recently curated a major exhibition
to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Independence of Tunisia:
"The Awakening of a Nation: Art at the Dawn of Modern Tunisia
(1837-1881)" held in Qasr es-Saïd. He has recently published with Elsa
Despiney Artistes de Tunisie, a book on twentieth-century Tunisian
artists. Ridha Moumni has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Aga Khan
Program of Islamic Architecture at Harvard University in 2018. He is
currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern
Studies at Harvard University. Unless otherwise noted in the event
description, CMES events are open to the public (no registration
required), and off the record. Please note that events may be filmed
and photographed by CMES.



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Monday, February 24, 2020 - 17:30 to 19:00



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