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MENA Monday. Migration Forms: Contemporary Art in and out of Morocco — A Talk by Emma Chubb

When: Monday, April 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, The Forum (Room 1-515), 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


In this talk, Emma Chubb will examine the centrality of migration during the postcolonial period (1956-1999) to contemporary art made in Morocco at the turn of the 21st century. Focusing on Younès Rahmoun’s site-specific permanent sculpture, Ghorfa 4 Al-Âna/Hunâ (Room 4, Now/Here) (2008), in the Rifi village of Beni Boufrah, Chubb will address the challenges posed by this “strange hut” to making and viewing art in rural Morocco, including how postcolonial migration transformed the Rif’s built environment.

Emma Chubb recently received her PhD from the Department of Art History at Northwestern University. Her dissertation examined the relationship between national identity, visual representation, minority communities, and postcolonial migration in Morocco and its diaspora. She contributes regularly to exhibitions and research projects in the region, most recently at L'appartement 22 (Rabat) and Mathaf (Doha).

She has been named the inaugural Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smith College Museum of Art. Her appointment is effective July 10, 2017.

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