The 3rd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art
October 25th to November 29th, 2014
Opening Reception: November 1, from 6:30 – 9:30pm
The Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) in partnership with LuminArté Gallery presents an international exhibition of contemporary Islamic art, which opens on October 25th with a private event, followed by an opening reception on November 1, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. This prestigious international exhibition includes artwork in a variety of styles and media, inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture. In this installment, 46 artists are participating from 17 countries including the USA, the United Kingdom, Iran, Bulgaria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Japan, Egypt, Pakistan, Canada, Singapore, Lebanon, Switzerland, Qatar, Mexico, and Cuba. The public opening and reception is on November 1st, 2014 at 6:30 pm; and a full color catalog will be available during the exhibition. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public; and many artists will be in attendance. In addition, a special presentation of the Islamic Art Revival Series Experience 2014 will be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center on Sunday, November 9 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.eisemanncenter.com/tickets/
Ameena Khan, Anila Agha, Anna Chupa, Anne Francey, Anne Polashenski, Antoaneta Melnikova-Hillman, Asma Chaudhary, Bilo Hussein, Carolyn Brown, Charlotte Noruzi, Christina Altfeld, Daisy Rockwell, Della Reams, Dick Simon, Ethan Rice, Fawn Atencio, Gabriel Sanchez-Viveros, Hedieh Fard, Helen Zughaib, Hend Al-Mansour, Hilda Hiary, Husny Dahlan, Islam Aly, Jon Barlow Hudson, Jon Young, Karen Karlsson, Katarina Öberg, Kelly Crosby, Leo Tecosky, Marie Bourget, Nadia Tiseo, Naoko Morisawa, Paul Glenn, Rene Culler, Ruby Jaffrey, Saberah Malik, Sarah Ahmad, Shady Eshghi, Shafaq Ahmad, Shakil Khan, Sheila Fraga, Sheila Klein, Shirine Osseiran, Sudi Sharafshahi, Yasaman Moussavi and Zahra Nazari
This years juror is Dr. Iftikhar Dadi , an Associate Professor at Cornell University, Department of History of Art, and is the Chair of the Department of Art.
Dr. Dadi is a curator, an artist and art historian broadly interested in the relation between art practice in the contexts of globalization, urbanization, and mediatization. He has authored numerous scholarly works, including the recent book Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia. Curatorial activities include Lines of Control at Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art and Cornell's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, and Unpacking Europe at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
As an artist, Dadi works collaboratively with Elizabeth Dadi. Their work investigates the salience of popular urban and media cultures in the construction of memory, borders, and identity in contemporary globalization. Their work is frequently realized in large-scale installations and has been exhibited and published internationally, including the 24th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil, Third Asia-Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, and Let's Entertain: Life's Guilty Pleasures at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, and Miami Art Museum.
Dr. Karin Oen, the Director of Education at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, will give a lecture on October 25 at 7:30pm.
Shirine Osseiran, a Lebanese visual Artist who lives and works in London, will speak on November 1 at 7:10pm. Osseiran studied Art at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (The Netherlands), holds a BA in painting from Chelsea college of Art and Design & an MA in Fine Art with PGcert for T&L in Higher Education from Kingston University.
Jamie Labar, Owner of Luminarte Gallery, will hold a lecture on November 9, at 12:30 at the Eisemann Center.
Dorothy Masterson, Director of the Museum of Geometric & Madi Art, will hold a lecture on November 15th at 4:00pm.
Dr. Pamela Patton, Professor and Chair of Art History at the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, will speak on November 22 at 4:00pm.
Artist workshops in Calligraphy will be held by Ruby Jaffrey on November 15 at 1:00pm and at 2:30pm.
Artist workshops on Sacred Geometry will be conducted by Matt Anzak on November 22 at 1:00pm and at 2:30pm
At IARS we believe that art is a Universal Language. We are passionate about Islamic art as a translator and connector across generations and cultures. “From heart to heart, through time.” Founded in 2011 by a cross-cultural coalition of business and nonprofit leaders, students and small business owners, the Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) includes a diverse group of women and men. We are passionate about sharing the rich cultural relevance of Islamic Art as a means of building awareness and exposure to the art itself and enhancing cross-cultural understanding among people from all walks of life. Through our Islamic Art events we promote education in the arts of the Islamic world and encourage vibrant cross-cultural exchange amongst all faiths and cultures. In doing so, we build cultural bridges between the Islamic cultures and rest of the world.