Lecture in Photography: Lalla Essaydi

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Lecture in Photography: Lalla Essaydi

Lalla Essaydi is a Moroccan photographer and painter who now lives and works in the USA. Essaydi appropriates the distorted lens of Orientalism to document her own experience growing up as an Arab woman within Islamic culture. Known for appropriating the male art of calligraphy and applying it to women’s bodies in henna, a traditionally female art, Essaydi suggests the complexity of Arab female identity as she subtly critiques cultural patterns. In doing so, she hopes to invite viewers to combat stereotypes. Essaydi also works in other media, such as video, film, and installation.

Essaydi received her MFA and BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/TUFTS University, and also attended L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. Essaydi’s work is represented in collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Louvre Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, among several others. The most recent solo publication of her work, Lalla Essaydi: Crossing Boundaries, Bridging Cultures, was published in 2015 by ACR Edition.

Upcoming Events

Photos at Zoom: Landscape and Place

Photos at Zoom: Landscape and Place

Photos at Zoom: Landscape and Place Wednesday, April 8, 12 p.m. CST Meeting ID: 448 939 547 https://colum.zoom.us/j/448939547 Now bring your camera outside! This print viewing addresses various approaches ...

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MoCP Behind the Lens: Cecil McDonald, Jr.

MoCP Behind the Lens: Cecil McDonald, Jr.

MoCP Behind the Lens: Cecil McDonald, Jr. Friday, April 10, 12 p.m. CST Link: https://colum.zoom.us/j/214290758 Did you love learning about Cecil McDonald’s work during the Week Two session ...

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Photos at Zoom: Color Theory with Curatorial Assistant Dylan Yarbrough

Photos at Zoom: Color Theory with Curatorial Assistant Dylan Yarbrough

Photos at Zoom: Color Theory with Curatorial Assistant Dylan Yarbrough Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m. CST Link: https://colum.zoom.us/j/448939547 Meeting ID: 448 939 547 How does the use of color ...

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Photos at Zoom: Constructed and Staged Images with Kristin Taylor

Photos at Zoom: Constructed and Staged Images with Kristin Taylor

Photos at Zoom: Constructed and Staged Images with Kristin Taylor Wednesday, April 22, 12 p.m. CST Link: https://colum.zoom.us/j/448939547 Meeting ID: 448 939 547 What can you build within your ...

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MoCP Behind the Lens: Ross Sawyers

MoCP Behind the Lens: Ross Sawyers

Link: https://colum.zoom.us/j/214290758 Meeting ID: 214 290 758 Join the MoCP and photographer Ross Sawyers for a virtual sneak peek into his studio! Ross Sawyers completed a BFA ...

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Photos at Zoom: Portraiture and the Human Subject with Curatorial Assistant Lindley Warren Mickunas

Photos at Zoom: Portraiture and the Human Subject with Curatorial Assistant Lindley Warren Mickunas

Photos at Zoom: Portraiture and the Human Subject with Curatorial Assistant Lindley Warren Mickunas Wednesday, April 29, 12 p.m. CST Link: https://colum.zoom.us/j/448939547 Meeting ID: 448 939 547 This session ...

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Past Events

Public Tour and Gallery Talk with Leo Selvaggio

Public Tour and Gallery Talk with Leo Selvaggio

Public Tour and Gallery Talk with Leo Selvaggio

Join exhibiting artist Leo Selvaggio for an exhibition tour and gallery talk. If you need special accomodations for this event, please contact audiencedev@colum.edu ...

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Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

MoCP

Chicago teens are invited to join exhibiting artist Leo Selvaggio for a special artmaking workshop. Space is limited. Reserve your spot at teennight2020.eventbrite.com ...

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CANCELLED - Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

CANCELLED - Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

CANCELLED - Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

MoCP

Please note that this live recording has been cancelled. In conjunction with the annual College Art Association conference, this live recording of the MoCP podcast ...

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Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Ferguson Auditorium

Watch recording here: https://vimeo.com/398133212 Exhibiting artist Stephanie Dinkins is known for creating platforms for dialogue about artificial intelligence (AI) as it intersects race, gender, aging, and ...

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Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Film Row Cinema

Watch here: https://vimeo.com/390613755 Join internationally-renowned artist Xu Bing for a very special screening of his feature film Dragonfly Eyes (2017). Composed from more than 10,000 hours ...

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