Kevork Mourad: Memory Gates

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Date & Time: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, March 4, 2021 - April 11, 2021
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Cost: No cost, open to the public
Description: By appointment Mon - Friday, noon  5 p.m.
Kevork Mourad: Memory Gates
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Using his signature style of spontaneous drawing and printmaking techniques, Syrian artist Kevork Mourad will create the site-specific immersive installation Memory Gates during a residency at the Cantor Art Gallery in February. The work, imagined as a series of doors and passageways that visitors can pass through, will explore themes of cultural plurality and collective memory.

Co-sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery and Arts Transcending Borders

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Mar. 4 | 4 p.m.
Opening Artist’s Talk
Kevork Mourad: Memory Gates
Live streamed on Youtube, Registration requested [link to]

Join us live on YouTube as artist Kevork Mourad gives a talk in the gallery in conjunction with the opening of his site-specific installation work, Memory Gates, created at the Cantor Art Gallery during his February residency.

Monday, March 8
4 – 5 p.m.
Zoom talk by Aaron Tugendhaft, Ph.D.: The Destruction of Images (and Images of Their Destruction)
Registration information TBA

Join us as Aaron Tugendhaft, a scholar of the ancient Middle East, teaching courses focusing on religion, political philosophy, and the arts at Bard College Berlin gives a talk in conjunction with the installation of Memory Gates by Kevork Mourad at the Cantor Art Gallery. He is the author of The Idols of ISIS: From Assyria to the Internet (University of Chicago Press, 2020) exploring the political power of images and the significance of their destruction.

Co-sponsored by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture.

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Phone: 508-793-3356
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Created: January 27, 2021 at 3:11 PM
Last Modified: February 3, 2021 at 12:45 PM

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