Where Pain Becomes Beauty

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Address: Palazzo Medici Riccardi Via Cavour, 1, Florence

Date: Thursday 2 July 16:00 - Friday 31 July 19:00



16: 00-17: 30 Panel discussions
18:00 Opening of the Exhibition


As cultural boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred in contemporary society, national identities are becoming progressively blackberries difficult to address and define. The Internet contributes to our awareness of being part of a much bigger community than the one delineated by our country's borders, However Biennales across the world still tend to operate Within These boundaries.

This series of talks will address the burdens and privileges of a multicultural generation. It will question if national affiliation is still important in defining one's understanding of self, and will Also look at how national narratives are impacted by the work of cultural producers That affiliated with blackberries than one geography.


4:00 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.
Keynote Speech by HE Saywan Barzani - Iraq's Ambassador to Italy

16:05 to 16:45
'National Narratives in an Ever-shifting World'
Panel Talk


Philippe van Cauteren - curator of the Iraqi Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Arturo Galansino - General Director of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi

Moderated by Blacks Torcello - curator

4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Break

17:00 to 17:30
'Art and Identity Through the Eyes of a Poly-cultural Generation'
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi in conversation with artist Athar Jaber

17:30 - 18:00 Break

Opening of the exhibition

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