Ghada Amer will give a lecture on her artistic practice which will be immediately followed by a reception in the Welch School Galleries where her work will be exhibited co-currently. The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Please reserve your free tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghada-amer-lecture-tickets-47467532668
Ghada Amer is a New York-based artist who was born in Cairo, Egypt and spent part of her upbringing in France. She explores questions of cultural identity, hybridity, definitions of East and West, feminine and masculine, and art and craft, in her paintings, drawings, sculptures, and public garden projects. She is best known for her erotic embroideries and paintings, which challenge pre-established cultural values, the commodification of the female body, and male-dominated traditions. Ghada Amer: The Breakthrough Resource Room will provide a space for visitors to learn about the artist, view her work, and address some of the various themes and questions related to her production through multimedia formats.
"Ghada Amer: The Breakthrough" features a lecture by the New York-based artist Ghada Amer, and two related gallery projects:
"Ghada Amer: The Breakthrough Resource Room," curated by GSU Associate Professor of Art History Kimberly Cleveland and Gallery Director Cynthia Farnell
"The Economy of a Woman’s Touch: Contemporary Female Artists in Dialogue with Ghada Amer," curated by GSU Associate Professor of Art History Kimberly Cleveland and MFA Candidate Jack Michael, will feature pieces by Jessica Caldas, Jack Michael, Maria Ojeda, Carla Powell, and Parker Thornton, artists whose production engages in a conceptual or material dialogue with Amer’s work' The public is invited to two events with the artists: a gallery talk on Thursday, October 11, at 7:00pm in the Welch School Galleries, followed by a reception, and a panel discussion, moderated by Kimberly Cleveland, on Thursday, November 15, at 5:30pm in the Welch School Galleries, followed by a reception.
The gallery will be open from September 13 - December 3
Ghada Amer's lecture, as well as "Ghada Amer: The Breakthrough" and "The Economy of a Woman's Touch: Contemporary Female Artists in Dialogue with Ghada Amer" are supported by the Center for Collaborative and International Arts at GSU (CENCIA), The Welch School Galleries, and The Welch Visiting Artist and Scholar series of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design.