The Arab Spring & the Arts

Starts:
12:30 pm on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Location:
The Castle at Boston University, 225 Bay State Road
Two years after the Arab uprisings began; the process of political change in the region remains messy, unfinished, and at times downright ominous. At the same time, the Arab arts scene has flourished. Some works—graffiti, vernacular poetry, popular music, and video documentary—developed as an integral part of the protests. Other revolution-based art, such as theater and prose fiction, strives to reflect on the protests and perhaps establish some critical distance from the political. Join Margaret Litvin, assistant professor of Arabic and comparative literature, as she introduces significant art work from post-Mubarak Egypt —and what it means for the future of the Arab arts scene. Cost is $10. The Castle is not wheelchair accessible.