Riwaq Al Fikr – Culture & Identity

The duality of the arts is intriguing. It is both a unifying force and a source of differentiation and distinctiveness. How do forms of visual art, music, theatre and dance address the idea of identity? What role does cultural expression play in defining who we are as individuals as well as communities? The discussion shall explore these questions and discuss how contemporary artists are dealing with the issue of identity today.

The Panel:
H.E. Jose Eugenio Salarich, Ambassador of Spain to the UAE
Salem Brahimi, Filmmaker (moderator)
Sultan Al Amimi, Poetry Academy Abu Dhabi
Dr Aisha Bilkhair, Centre for Documentation & Research
Manish Pandey, Filmmaker
Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, Businessman, Artist, Gallerist (rapporteur)

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