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September 2019

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

September 20, 2019 | 8:00 am - December 1, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, UNC
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  During this critical time for Iran and the Arab world, as national and personal identities are being dismantled and rebuilt, contemporary photography reflects the complexities of unprecedented change. One of the most significant trends to emerge is the work of women photographers, whose remarkable and provocative images provide insights into new cultural landscapes, questioning tradition and challenging perceptions of Middle Eastern and Arab identity. “She Who Tells a Story” brings together the vital pioneering work of 12 leading artists,…

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December 2019

Residency: “Celebrating Queerness in Modern Turkey”

December 4, 2019 | 4:00 pm - December 7, 2019 | 10:00 pm
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  This week-long experimental artist residency is meant to be a reminder that unheard voices and creativity play an outsized role in authentic community-building. Through the lived experiences of 3 Turkish queer activists and performers, the Duke community is offered a unique glimpse into how struggle and expression help intimately connect stories and lay the groundwork for sustainable community. Our residency will feature panel discussions, a film screening, drag workshop, drag show, and class visits all exploring how shameless creativity…

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