Contemporary culture, media and politics often represent global relations in a series of reductive dichotomies of opposition. In order to help us explore and negotiate our way into this Third Space, curator Helen Angell-Preece brings together Palestinian-Scottish artist Leena Nammari, Saudi Arabian sculptor Lujain Jamal, and Palestinian cultural translator Dr Rana Abu-Mounes, to engage in an artistic, cross-cultural, translational and transnational dialogue, or Hiwar.
Dr Rana Abu-Mounes, Executive Director of Dundee-based social enterprise for Training & Translation services (Al-Mushkah) and expert in interfaith dialogue and cultural diversity, will respond to the exhibition and discuss with the artists how their identities inform their creative choices and practices.
For a more useful dialogue to emerge, we must focus instead on the space between. The space that opens up in the act of translation between often opposed cultures or languages, The Third Space.
The week of creative dialogue and translation will culminate on Sunday 16th December with a Cultural Diversity Workshop run by Abu-Mounes. This course will address vital areas such as the importance of cultural awareness, etiquette, communication, relationship building and traditions, as well as more complex topics such as religion, cross cultural attitudes, and language.
Venue: Gallery 1, 4th Floor WASPS, Meadowmill, West Hendersons Wynd. Dundee DD1 5BY
Exhibition Preview: Friday 7th December 2018, 6-9pm.
Exhibition continues: 12-4pm on Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th, and Friday 14th
Artists talk and cross-cultural dialogue: Sunday 9th December 2018, 2-4pm with Arabic coffee and Ma’amoul.
Cultural Diversity Workshop Sunday 16th December 2-5pm. Free, booking essential.