CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #4: Silvia Naef

Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks

CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #4: Silvia Naef
Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks
Lecture (video): Islam and images – a complex relationship
Subtitles available in NL, FR & EN
Publication: 'Art brings man closer to God' - Art and religion in the thinking of Lebanese painter Moustafa Farroukh (1901-1957)

Silvia Naef is a full professor at the University of Geneva Arabic Department and director of the Master in Middle Eastern Studies degree course (MAMO). A specialist in modern Arab art and the issue of images in Islam, her publications include Y a-t-il une question de l’image en Islam? (2nd edition. 2015 (2004), translated into German, Italian, Farsi, Turkish and partially into English); A la recherche d’une modernité arabe, L’évolution des arts plastiques en Egypte, au Liban et en Irak (1996; Arab 2008). She recently co-edited Other Modernities: Art, Visual Culture and Patrimony Outside the West, Artl@s Bulletin 9, 1 (2020) and Visual Modernity in the Arab World, Turkey and Iran: Reintroducing the ‘Missing Modern’ (Asiatische Studien/Etudes Asiatiques, 2016). She also headed the project Other Modernities: Patrimony and Practices of Visual Expression Outside the West (2013-2017), a project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Her current research project is Cultural Diplomacy at the Palais des Nations in Geneva - A Study of Donations and Gifts from MENA Member States to the United Nations Office and International Agencies in Geneva, supported by the Boninchi Foundation. She is a founding member of Manazir, the Swiss Platform for the Study of Visual Arts, Architecture and Heritage in the MENA Region.

In her lecture on Islam and images – a complex relationship, she refutes the theory that Islam is fundamentally hostile to images.

In the text accompanying the lecture, 'Art brings man closer to God' - Art and religion in the thinking of Lebanese painter Moustafa Farroukh (1901-1957), she retraces the history of the relationship between Islam and images from the great pre-modern Muslim empires to the appearance of “modern imagery” from the 19th century onwards.

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CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #4: Silvia Naef
Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks
Lecture (video): Islam and images – a complex relationship
Subtitles available in NL, FR & EN
Publication: 'Art brings man closer to God' - Art and religion in the thinking of Lebanese painter Moustafa Farroukh (1901-1957)

Silvia Naef is a full professor at the University of Geneva Arabic Department and director of the Master in Middle Eastern Studies degree course (MAMO). A specialist in modern Arab art and the issue of images in Islam, her publications include Y a-t-il une question de l’image en Islam? (2nd edition. 2015 (2004), translated into German, Italian, Farsi, Turkish and partially into English); A la recherche d’une modernité arabe, L’évolution des arts plastiques en Egypte, au Liban et en Irak (1996; Arab 2008). She recently co-edited Other Modernities: Art, Visual Culture and Patrimony Outside the West, Artl@s Bulletin 9, 1 (2020) and Visual Modernity in the Arab World, Turkey and Iran: Reintroducing the ‘Missing Modern’ (Asiatische Studien/Etudes Asiatiques, 2016). She also headed the project Other Modernities: Patrimony and Practices of Visual Expression Outside the West (2013-2017), a project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Her current research project is Cultural Diplomacy at the Palais des Nations in Geneva - A Study of Donations and Gifts from MENA Member States to the United Nations Office and International Agencies in Geneva, supported by the Boninchi Foundation. She is a founding member of Manazir, the Swiss Platform for the Study of Visual Arts, Architecture and Heritage in the MENA Region.

In her lecture on Islam and images – a complex relationship, she refutes the theory that Islam is fundamentally hostile to images.

In the text accompanying the lecture, 'Art brings man closer to God' - Art and religion in the thinking of Lebanese painter Moustafa Farroukh (1901-1957), she retraces the history of the relationship between Islam and images from the great pre-modern Muslim empires to the appearance of “modern imagery” from the 19th century onwards.

READ MORE ON THE SERIES CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM

Disclaimer
Thoughts and opinions expressed in the lectures and publications belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the organizations presenting this programme.

 

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