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Kevork Mourad: Memory Gates

Presented by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA

Mar 04 2021
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Apr 11 2021
Kevork Mourad: Memory Gates

Syrian artist Kevork Mourad will create the site-specific immersive installation Memory Gates during a residency at the Cantor Art Gallery in February, which will be on view from March 4 through April 11, 2021.

Syrian artist Kevork Mourad will be in residence at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery this February, co-sponsored by the College’s Arts Transcending Borders Program, to create the site-specific immersive installation Memory Gates, using his signature style of spontaneous drawing and printmaking techniques. The work, imagined as a series of doors and passageways that visitors can pass through, will explore themes of cultural plurality and collective memory. Memory Gates will be on

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ADMISSION INFO

Free

Contact: 508-793-3356

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Events Associated with the Exhibition

Mar. 4 | 4 p.m.
Opening Artist’s Talk
Kevork Mourad: Memory Gates

Live streamed on Youtube, Registration requested [link to https://mourad_memory_gates.eventbrite.com]

Join us live on YouTube as artist Kevork Mourad gives a talk in the gallery in conjunction with the opening of his site-specific installation work, Memory Gates, created at the Cantor Art Gallery during his February residency.

Monday, March 8, 4 p.m.
The Destruction of Images (and Images of Their Destruction)
A talk by Aaron Tugendhaft, Bard College, Berlin

Aaron Tugendhaft, a scholar of the ancient Middle East, teaches courses focusing on religion, political philosophy, and the arts at Bard College Berlin.  His talk is presented  in conjunction with the installation of Memory Gates by Kevork Mourad at the Cantor Art Gallery. He is the author of The Idols of ISIS: From Assyria to the Internet (University of Chicago Press, 2020) exploring the political power of images and the significance of their destruction. Co-sponsored by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture.

 

Registration at: https://holycross.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KPlXlFQBR26RQiOS6yKGRQ

LOCATION

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

1 College Street, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 01610

PARKING INFO

Limited parking may be available on Linden Lane through the main gate, or visitors may proceed up College Street to find additional parking by taking a left through Gate 7 at the top of the hill.

Parking is to the right of the Hogan Campus Center (the second building on the left with the large silver cross on it). Proceed on foot down the stairs to the right of the Campus Center. At the bottom of the stairs, head left toward the library. Follow the steps to the right of the library down to Linden Lane. O’Kane Hall, the building with the clock tower, will be on the right. Proceed up the stairs in front of the building. The Cantor Art Gallery will be facing you as soon as you enter through the doors.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Info regarding how this event is being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in-gallery visits from off-campus visitors will take place by appointment only. Hours are Tuesday through Friday noon – 5 p.m., with limited Saturday availability. To book an entry time, email prosenbl@holycross.edu or call 508-793-3356. Masks and social distancing practices are required.

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