04/03/2015 22' 24''

Kristine Khouri is a Beirut-based researcher, writer and photographer. Born and raised in Miami and Chicago, in 2008 she moved to Beirut where she worked as a researcher for Walid Raad. Her research focuses on modern art history in the Arab world. With Rasha Salti, she co-founded a long-term research project called The History of Arab Modernities in the Visual Arts, which aims to investigate the undocumented realm of the production, exhibition, critical engagement and consumption of modern art in the Middle East in the period spanning from the1950s to the 1980s.

SON[I]A talks to Kristine Khouri about the traces of modernity in the Arab World, and about the changes that have been produced in, and in relation to, the postcolonial Arab narrative as a result of 9/11 and its global consequences. She also discusses the methodology that she uses to rewrite regional histories based on the analysis of documents and the production of knowledge.

Timeline
1:15 The lost art of the Arab world
4:02 History and accessibility
6:03 Territory and methodology
8:37 Global history and regional stories
13:17 The role of galleries in Arab modernity
17:16 9/11: the new Western narrative of the Arab world

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SON[I]AKristine KhouriArab Artpost-colonialismPast Disquiet