PhD Program in Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Before the Renaissance, Arab material goods—including textiles, ceramics, and glass—were more sophisticated than their European counterparts. Beginning in the 11th century, the Crusaders became aware of this region, followed by explorers and tradesmen exchanged both objects and ideas. Over time, Europeans assimilated Arab techniques, motives and aesthetics.

Please join us Thursday, March 17th from 2:30pm to 8:00pm for Shift: Space, Alterity, Art, a conference exploring how an image, an art object, and/or performance can not only refer to some past occurrence, but can also perform and project its agency into a world beyond its initial presentation.
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