By The Africa Institute

The Africa Institute participated in Sharjah Art Foundation’s FOCAL POINT Talks Program, held on December 9, 2021 at the Flying Saucer in Sharjah, to launch the publications of Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic ImaginationBeyond the Door of No Return, and Ibrahim El-Salahi: At Home in the World.  Memoir. The talk featured Edoardo Ghizzoni (International Publications Manager, Skira), Salah M. Hassan (Director, The Africa Institute), Sherine Morsi (Custodian and Administrator, Ahmed Morsi Estate), Sataan Al Hassan (Head of Research and Programming, The Africa Institute), Hoor Al Qasimi (President and Director, Sharjah Art Foundation) and Selene Wendt (Curator, Writer and Art Historian).

Cultivating Sharjah’s unique historical role in strengthening African-Arab relations, The Africa Institute, Sharjah Art Foundation, and their publishing partner Skira, presented their latest co-publication: Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination, a significant monograph discussing the places, people, texts, ideas, and materials that have shaped the unique practice of the New York–based Egyptian artist Ahmed Morsi.

During this talk, The Africa Institute also highlighted and discussed Selene Wendt’s latest book Beyond the Door of No Return: Confronting Hidden Colonial Histories through Contemporary Art which explores the legacies of colonialism in contemporary art as well as the memoirs of the visionary modernist painter Ibrahim El-Salahi, At Home in the World, tracing his life and career from Khartoum to Doha to Sao Paulo to New York to Oxford.

Read more about Beyond the Door of No Return here, and more about Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination here.

The Africa Institute participated in Sharjah Art Foundation’s FOCAL POINT Talks Program, held on December 9, 2021 at the Flying Saucer in Sharjah, to launch the publications of Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic ImaginationBeyond the Door of No Return, and Ibrahim El-Salahi: At Home in the World.  Memoir. The talk featured Edoardo Ghizzoni (International Publications Manager, Skira), Salah M. Hassan (Director, The Africa Institute), Sherine Morsi (Custodian and Administrator, Ahmed Morsi Estate), Sataan Al Hassan (Head of Research and Programming, The Africa Institute), Hoor Al Qasimi (President and Director, Sharjah Art Foundation) and Selene Wendt (Curator, Writer and Art Historian).

The Africa Institute participated in Sharjah Art Foundation’s FOCAL POINT Talks Program, held on December 9, 2021 at the Flying Saucer in Sharjah, to launch the publications of Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic ImaginationBeyond the Door of No Return, and Ibrahim El-Salahi: At Home in the World.  Memoir. The talk featured Edoardo Ghizzoni (International Publications Manager, Skira), Salah M. Hassan (Director, The Africa Institute), Sherine Morsi (Custodian and Administrator, Ahmed Morsi Estate), Sataan Al Hassan (Head of Research and Programming, The Africa Institute), Hoor Al Qasimi (President and Director, Sharjah Art Foundation) and Selene Wendt (Curator, Writer and Art Historian).

Cultivating Sharjah’s unique historical role in strengthening African-Arab relations, The Africa Institute, Sharjah Art Foundation, and their publishing partner Skira, presented their latest co-publication: Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination, a significant monograph discussing the places, people, texts, ideas, and materials that have shaped the unique practice of the New York–based Egyptian artist Ahmed Morsi.

During this talk, The Africa Institute also highlighted and discussed Selene Wendt’s latest book Beyond the Door of No Return: Confronting Hidden Colonial Histories through Contemporary Art which explores the legacies of colonialism in contemporary art as well as the memoirs of the visionary modernist painter Ibrahim El-Salahi, At Home in the World, tracing his life and career from Khartoum to Doha to Sao Paulo to New York to Oxford.

Read more about Beyond the Door of No Return here, and more about Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination here.

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