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A talk by Lina Issa on displacement in the city

Subject: Art and architecture
Speaker: Lina Issa
Date: Mar 17, 2011 At 12:30
Address: Dar Al-Handassah Architecture bldg, room 301 (JSR)

The Department of Architecture and Design at AUB cordially invites you to a Brown Bag talk by Lina Issa on March 17, 2011 at 12:30pm in Dar al Handassah Architecture Building, Room 301 (JSR).

Lina Issa is a Lebanese artist who lives and works in Amsterdam. A graduate of the Graphic Design program at AUB, Lina left Lebanon for a postgraduate research fellowship in Fine Arts at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. She then earned a Master in Visual Arts from the PietZwart Institute, Rotterdam. Since then, she has worked, alone and in collaboration with others, in a range of media, to explore tensions between the personal and the universal. As an immigrant to Holland, her performative work is inspired by issues of place, home and the city, otherness, and cultural identity.

Using ideas of physical displacement, Lina puts herself in situations that create the conditions for the unfolding of new relationships and real and imagined narratives. In her work, Lina questions the ways  in which we construct and (re)enact our subjectivities.

Lina will focus her Brown Bag talk on two different performance projects: 'Where we are not' (2006 - 2009) and a current and ongoing piece, 'What if, if I take your place?'

For more information

Tel +961 1 350000 ext: 3660 / 3661 URL

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