Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Williams Center 108
Lalla Essaydi

Lalla Essaydi will give an artist's talk about her photographs in the Williams Center Gallery. Her sumptuous explorations of the image of woman in Islamic 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. 

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.

  © Lalla Essaydi, New York / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & ZürichLes Femmes du Maroc: Moorish Woman, 60 x 48 inches

Sponsored by: 
Lafayette Art Galleries; Department of Art; Tapestries Programming