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Urban Stories. Talk by Nadim Karam.
Sat 15 October 2016, 15:00 – 16:30 Armenia Standard Time Armenia Time
We are delighted to invite you to attend a presentation "Urban Stories" by multidisciplinary Lebanese artist, sculptor and architect Nadim Karam.
Nadim has been commissioned to create a sculpture for Lover's Park in Yerevan, and we are proud to host him at the College premises within the framework of his visit to Armenia. He will give a talk about his working practice and the social engagement aspect of public art projects as well as the need for creativity coming from the Middle East.
Nadim belongs to UWC family as his wife Kaya is a Chair of National Committee of Lebanon. His sculptures were recently installed in UWC Atlantic College (Wales).
He has authored large-scale urban art installations for cities across the globe and has participated in international events such as the Liverpool, Venice, and Gwangju biennales. He has had many solo shows and was featured in group exhibitions at Shanghai JSIP Biennale, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Villa Emapain, Brussels; and the Royal College of Art, London.
Nadim Karam and his experimental group Atelier Hapsitus focus on the conviction that cities are living organisms, and art can rouse dreams by injecting energy into urban areas through cultural catalysts with the power to dig up community memories, tell stories, introduce absurdity or provoke questions.