Art after Orientalism

This was a public lecture developed for the launch of the exhibition “Elsewhere: Travels through Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Central Asia”, hosted by Charles Sturt University. This illustrated lecture reviewed the curatorial thesis for this touring exhibition, including the reception and critiques of Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978), contemporary representations of these regions in visual culture, and how the artists Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis have challenged these perspectives to create empathic narratives through first-person encounters.

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