Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Oechsle 224, followed by reception for the artist at the Williams Center
Lalla Essaydi

Moroccan photographer Lalla Essaydi will give an artist's talk," Gender, Power, and Tradition," in conjunction with an exhibition of her photographs at the Williams Center Gallery. Her explorations of the image of woman in Muslim society address the complex reality of Arab female identity from the unique perspective of personal experience. As Essaydi puts it, “In my art, I wish to present myself through multiple lenses—as artist, as Moroccan, as traditionalist, as liberal, as Muslim. In short, I invite viewers to resist stereotypes.”

The talk will be followed by a reception for the artist at the Williams Center Gallery

The exhibition is part of the three semester Tapestries. Voices Within Contemporary Muslim Cultures, funded in part by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Building Bridges: Arts, Culture and Identity, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Sponsored by: 
Lafayette Art Galleries; Departments of Art, History, A&S; Women & Gender Studies, Africana Studies; Tapestries Programming