Art Exhibition Showcases Peace and Women in the Middle East
A peacebuilding exhibition involving 31 elite contemporary women artists in the Middle East is set to open in Amman, London and Washington D.C. The exhibition, which is titled I AM, showcases the many peacebuilding accomplishments women of the Middle East have contributed to the enduring quest for global peace and harmony.
The exhibition is curated by CARAVAN Exhibition of Art, a non-profit organization that develops initiatives using arts as a catalyst to bring people of all creeds and cultures together to collectively build sustainable peace.
I AM celebrates, lifts and educates via a variety of events and programs. At each exhibition venue, talks, concerts, literary readings, film screenings, panels, forums, and workshops will be held to paint a vivid image of the insights and experiences of women in the Middle East as they confront issues of culture, religion, and social reality in a rapidly changing world, thus challenging existing stereotypes surrounding this group of people and offering clarity on the dynamic contribution to the fabric of local and global culture.
I AM will be launched at the National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan in the Spring of 2017 (3 May - 14 June) and will then be showcased at London's St. Martin in the Fields on Trafalgar Square for the months of July and August (3 July -20 August), followed by touring North America from the fall of 2017 through the end 2018, premiering in Washington, D.C. at the Katzen Arts Center of American University (September 5-October 22).
More information on I AM and CARAVAN can be found on their website: http://www.oncaravan.org/i-am-exhibition