[PAST EVENT] Art History Keynote Speaker, Dr. Alex Dika Seggerman, Fourth Annual Art History Senior Colloquium

April 14, 2022
5pm
Location
Muscarelle Museum of Art
611 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
Mahmoud Said (1897-1964), Aswan, undated, oil on canvas, private collection
Mahmoud Said (1897-1964), Aswan, undated, oil on canvas, private collection

The Art History Colloquium Keynote speaker, Dr. Alex Dika Seggerman, Rutgers University-Newark, will precede the Fourth Annual Art History Senior Colloquium on April 14, 5pm, Muscarelle Museum.

Alex Dika Seggerman is Assistant Professor of Art History at Rutgers University-Newark. She is the author of Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary (UNC Press, 2019) and co-author of Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean (Indiana University Press, 2022). Her lecture titled, Constellational Modernism in Egypt, will discuss her recently published book, Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary (2019), in which she traces the arc of Egyptian modernism in art from 19th century visual culture through the post-surrealist painting of the 1960s. Part of the larger field of Global Modernisms, the book expands modern art history outside its traditional centers and pushes Islamic art history into the modern period. Focusing on major artists like Mahmoud Mukhtar, Mahmoud Said, Inji Efflatoun, and Abdel Hadi El-Gazzar, Seggerman argues that Egyptian artists employed a conceptual and aesthetic approach of ‚Äúconstellational modernism‚ÄĚ to visualize the finite connections of their art-making. 



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