Monday, March 25, 2013, 12:30–1:15 p.m.
Artist Robin Kahn with Midori Yamamura
Join artist Robin Kahn for Western Saharan tea in an interactive presentation about her project for dOCUMENTA(13), The Art of Sahrawi Cooking. In 2009, Kahn was invited to the Tindouf Refugee Camps in Algeria where the people of Western Sahara have lived in exile since 1975. Using art as a peaceful weapon, she produced Dining in Refugee Camps: The Art of Sahrawi Cooking, a publication that focuses on how Sahrawi women have adapted the ritual of the meal to create a sense of home within a state of homelessness. Last summer, Kahn presented The Art of Sahrawi Cooking at dOCUMENTA(13), inviting the public to share a bowl of couscous and a conversation with women from Western Sahara about their lives.
Robin Kahn is an artist who was born in 1961 in New York, where she currently lives and works. She has exhibited internationally, most recently her interactive installation and series of collaborative events at dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel Germany.
Midori Yamamura, PhD, is a CUNY faculty member and a lecturer at The Museum of Modern Art. She specializes in feminist art and post-1945 Asian diasporic art. She was a contributor to the 2012 Tate Modern catalogue Yayoi Kusama, and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen catalogue Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years (2009).
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