Past Events


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Roundtable: War of Positions: Beauty and the Sublime - The Aesthetics of Culture

Thu, May 24, 2018 6:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts Presents a Round Table Discussion:

War of Positions: Beauty and the Sublime - The Aesthetics of Culture

Conceptually, the terms of aesthetic judgment relate to beauty and to the sublime, and inevitably they rest on a certain measure of individual subjectivity. With the proliferation of channels of communication, a pervasive notion of collective aesthetics has taken hold naturally rendering a shared definition of what is sublime or beautiful. The historical aggregate of access to cultural capital entrenched in social and class structures in turn valid... Read more

Yamini Nayar, Coil, 2016
Yamini Nayar, Coil, 2016

Book Talk & Discussion: Strangers in the West By Linda K. Jacobs The never-before-told story of the first Arab immigrants

Wed, May 23, 2018 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Free and Open to the Public

Doors Open at 6:30 P.M.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Linda K. Jacobs’ Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900 is the never-before-told story of the Arab immigrants who settled on the lower west side of New York City beginning in 1880. They came primarily from what was then known as “Greater Syria,” and arrived in America with little more than their resourcefulness, but quickly built a thriving colony that was the cultural and economic center o... Read more

Strangers in the West by Linda Jacobs
Strangers in the West by Linda Jacobs

Film Screening & Discussion: Infiltrators by Khaled Jarrar

Tue, May 22, 2018 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents:

Infiltrators | Khaled Jarrar

Feature Documentary | Palestine, Lebanon | 2012 | 70 minutes

In Arabic with English subtitles

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Post-screening discussion with Director Khaled Jarrar

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Suggested contribution: $10 General Admission | $5 Students & Seniors

Infiltrators is a visceral and haunting “road movie” that chronicles th... Read more

Infiltrators
Infiltrators

Book Talk & Discussion: Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom by Norman G. Finkelstein

Thu, May 3, 2018 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts is honored to host a book talk and discussion with Professor Norman Finkelstein on his recent magnum opus:

Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom

(University of California Press: 2018)

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Suggested contribution:$10 General Admission l $5 Students and Seniors

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

What has befallen Gaza is a man-made humanitarian disaster.

The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated pla... Read more

Film Program: Bidesia in Bambai by Surabhi Sharma

Fri, April 27, 2018 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY present:

Bidesia in Bambai | Surabhi Sharma

Feature Documentary | India | 2013 | 86 minutes

In Bhojpuri and Hindi with English subtitles

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Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Surabhi Sharma via Skype videoconference.

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Suggested contribution: $10 General Admission | $5 Students and Seniors

Bidesia is Bhojpuri for ‘the one who leaves home’. One in four migrants in... Read more

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