Grad Art

10/18

Scholar lecture: Avinoam Shalem, “When Nature Becomes Ideology”

Robert Sterling Clark Professor Avinoam Shalem presents “When Nature Becomes Ideology: Disclosing the Ruined Landscapes of Palestine (after 1947).”

When Nature Becomes Ideology focuses on the topography of Palestine’s rural landscape after 1947. The modern era and especially the age of nationalism have brought with them a specific agenda for the restructuring the landscape of the Levant. The destruction of cities, villages, and other rural settlements–de jure or de facto–as part of governmental plan, and, more importantly, the desire to eradicate a specific history of these sites from the collective national memory, had their impact on the landscape of this region. Palestine and the present state of Israel offer a large amount of visual evidence that shed new light on the history of forgetfulness in this region.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Clark Center, Conforti Pavilion