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21.11.2019, 19:00 Uhr
Vortrag: Bahia Shehab – Unknown Masters of Arab Graphic Design

  • Venue:

  • HFBK Hamburg, Hörsaal (Raum 229)

The Unknown Masters of Arab Graphic Design – Arab Calligraphers and Type Designers | Bahia Shehab
Vortrag in englischer Sprache | Eintritt frei, keine Anmeldung erforderlich | eine Veranstaltung des MKG in Kooperation mit der HFBK Hamburg

Arabische Schrift und Grafik sind ein großes Experimentierfeld für Gestalter*innen. Auf T-Shirts, Street Art, Tattoos und neuen Schriften findet sich arabische Schrift, jedoch gibt bisher es keine Geschichte des arabischen Grafikdesigns. Die ägyptische Designerin Bahia Shehab hat sich diesem Thema angenommen. Sie verbindet ihre Designgeschichte mit den sozialen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Umbrüchen in der Region und erklärt, wie Filmkultur und politische und kulturelle Ereignisse die Begründer*innen des arabischen Grafikdesigns hervorbrachten und prägten.

Bahia Shehab ist Associate Professor und Gründerin des Grafikdesign-Programms an der American University in Kairo. Als Künstlerin, Designerin und Kunsthistorikerin erhielt sie zahlreiche internationale Auszeichnungen. Zu ihren Veröffentlichungen gehört "A Thousand Times NO: Die visuelle Geschichte von Lam-Alif" (2010). 2018 nahm sie an der Ausstellung „Pure Gold“ am MKG teil.

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