Bahia Shehab (Cairo): Drinking from the Cup of the Beloved: Islamic Art Inspiring Arab Design
On occasion of the 18th Colloquium of the Ernst Herzfeld Society, the Keynote Lecture by Bahia Shehab (Cairo) will be held on Thursday, July 6th, at the Museum Five Continents in Munich.
Due to limited seats, a registration is mandatory, please register here.
Please note that the lecture will be held in person and it will not be streamed online.
Bahia Shehab, Mural كان لي يومٌ يكون و فراشةٌ بنت سجون I had a day that will come and a butterfly cocooned in prisons,
207th and 10th street, NY-US. Paint on concrete. March 2016 (Credits: Bahia Shehab)
Drinking from the Cup of the Beloved: Islamic Art Inspiring Arab Design
The link between contemporary Arab graphic design and Islamic art is rarely discussed. In this talk Dr Bahia Shehab will highlight how the field of Arab graphic design was born and will demonstrate how certain aspects of Islamic art still inspire Arab designers and Arab visual culture till today.
Portrait Bahia Shehab (Credits: Bahia Shehab)
Bahia Shehab is a multidisciplinary artist, designer and art historian. She is Professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at The American University in Cairo .
She frequently lectures internationally on Arab visual culture and design education, peaceful protest, and Islamic cultural heritage. Her work is concerned with identity and preserving cultural heritage. Through investigating Islamic art history she reinterprets contemporary Arab politics, feminist discourse and social issues. Her artwork has been on display in exhibitions, galleries and streets in over 30 cities internationally.
Her work has received a number of international recognitions and awards, which include a TED Senior fellowship, the BBC 100 Women list, and a Prince Claus Award. She is the first Arab woman to receive the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. Shehab holds a PhD from Leiden University in The Netherlands and is the founding director of Type Lab@AUC.
Her publications include You Can Crush the Flowers: A Visual Memoir of the Egyptian Revolution, At The Corner of a Dream, A Thousand Times NO: The Visual History of Lam-Alif and the co-authored award winning book A History of Arab Graphic Design.
Nawar Fig.6.152, Credits: Bahia Shehab