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Zahia Rahmani & Larry Glasco

February 23, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Carnegie Museum of Art

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About the speakers:
Zahia Rahmani (b. 1962, Makouda; lives between Paris and the Oise region) is a writer, an art historian, and a curator. She works at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA), Paris, where she is the head of the program “Histoire de l’art mondialisée” (Globalized art history). From 1999 to 2003, she created and directed the postdiploma research program for the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris. She has worked at the Villa Arson/National School of Art, Nice, and at the Jeu de Paume, Paris. In 2012, she set up at INHA the program “Made in Algeria”, dedicated to the mapping of colonized Algeria, and she cocurated the eponymous exhibition at the Musée des Civilsations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille (2016). In 2015, she launched the “Observatory: Global Art Prospective” program at INHA, with a group of researchers and exhibition curators. She developed and designed the research program Seismography of Struggles: Towards a Global History of Critical and Cultural Journals, the result of a long process of collective, multilingual, and decentralized research led by the INHA. Since 2017, Seismography of Struggles has been shown at Kulte, Rabat; Beirut Art Center; Dhaka Art Summit; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Middelheim Museum, Antwerp; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, among many other places. A regular lecturer in France and abroad, Rahmani is the author of several books, including France,Story of a Childhood (2016), Made in Algeria, généalogie d’un territoire (2016), and “Muslim”: A Novel (2019), which received the Albertine Book Prize in 2020.

Laurence Glasco is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. He was born in 1940 in Xenia, Ohio, located near Wilberforce University. In 1962 he received a BA degree from Antioch College and in 1973 a Ph.D. in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His master’s thesis described the racial philosophy of the Mexican philosopher, José Vasconcelos, and his dissertation examined the ethnic social structure of Buffalo in the mid-19th century. Since coming to the University of Pittsburgh’s History Department in 1969, he has focused on African American history, both locally and globally.

About the series:
Refractions is a series of in-person conversation-based readings, artist talks, and performances that position artists in the 58th Carnegie International in conversation with people across disciplines, practice, and geography. Designed to expand the context and experience of the exhibition, these live conversations will ignite the imagination with language, music, histories, cultural reflection, personal narratives, and more. Free, museum admission not required. Registration is encouraged, please register below.

Refractions: 58th Carnegie International Conversation Series is presented in partnership with the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art.

Registration in advance requested.

Image credit: Zahia Rahmani, Seismography of Struggle (detail), Courtesy of the artist


February 23, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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