Past event

Launch event: Reflections on exile and displacement from the Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Launc of MECACS Art Exhibition

The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS) is organising an art exhibition on ‘Reflections of displacement and exile' in which artists from Afghanistan, Georgia, Iran, Palestine and Yemen will reflect on their experiences of exile and displacement by exploring issues ranging from family and human rights, to homelessness and war.

The exhibition takes place across three venues: Arts Lecture Theatre Foyer, the Student Union and St Andrews Public Library from Monday 29 May to Thursday 8 June 2023, and is open Monday to Friday, 10 to 4pm.

The exhibiting artists are Qusai Aljaradat, Shatha Altowai, David Giunashvili, Heba Mohamad, and Ghafar. A guide to the exhibition will be available at the three venues. Additional events include guided tours, a talk with Ghafar at the St Andrews Botanical Gardens at 12 noon on Friday 2 June, and a photography exhibition on 'Picturing Peace in Congo' at the Byre Theatre from Tuesday 6 June, organised by the Visualising War research group.

At this launch event, in the Learning Loft of the University's Wardlaw Museum, a panel of artists and academics will host a discussion around various themes under investigation within the project.

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