Nasher Gallery Lab
Picasso in Palestine
Noah Simblist, Artist and Associate Professor of Art, Southern Methodist University
Sunday, November 11: 1 pm
The Gallery Lab series brings the spirit of experimentation to the Nasher galleries. Join us for informal conversations, interactive presentations, performances, demonstrations and unexpected viewpoints on art with artists and voices from other disciplines. Expand your concept of a gallery talk and discover a fresh perspective on what it means to engage with the arts. Expect to be surprised!
In 2011 the International Academy of Art Palestine borrowed Pablo Picasso’s Buste de Femme (1943) from the Van Abbemuseum in Holland for an exhibition in the West Bank. Museum loans are nothing new, but because the IAAP is in Ramallah — a territory of contested sovereignty—the process became deeply complex. Join Noah Simblist as he maps out this project in the context of the Nasher’s fall exhibitions, dealing with both conceptualism and new ways of looking at modernist art objects.