Spraycan Calligraphy: Graffiti Art from the Middle East

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Ticketed with member discount. Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130.

Safa Samiezade-Yazd, Arts, Music and Culture Editor for Aslan Media, an online youth-driven media source providing alternative coverage of the Middle East and its global diaspora communities, holds a B.A. from the University of Denver and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College in Middle Eastern art and culture, relational and community-driven art, and performance and intercultural studies.

Spraycan Calligraphy: Graffiti Art from the Middle East is a brief introduction into the world of Arabic calligraphy, graffiti writing, street art and urban culture, and the artists, graffiti writers and typographers who keep the tradition alive. In addition to featuring a wide array of photos documenting Arabic graffiti and street art styles, this presentation also explores the traditional elements, modern approaches, and socio-political and cultural contexts that have shaped Arabic graffiti movements throughout the Middle East.

Doors open at 6:15 pm.

$10 Asian Art Association and DAM Contemporaries members; $12 DAM members, teachers, students; $15 others.

Reservations required.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Association and DAM Contemporaries, DAM support groups.

 

Image credit: Photo by Dennis Bocquet, taken in Tunis. Creative Commons license through Flickr.