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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 onView more
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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
1 College Street, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 01610
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-793-3356. Masks and social distancing practices are required.