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You’ve Been Framed – Art That Endures: Jessica Cerasi, Myrna Ayad & Lucinda Dickens-Hawksley

You’ve Been Framed – Art That Endures: Jessica Cerasi, Myrna Ayad & Lucinda Dickens-Hawksley

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 14:00-15:00

Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 79 

Every day tens of thousands of people queue for a chance to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. What makes some artworks popular while others of arguably equal merit, fade into obscurity? What does the legacy of an artist and their work say about the time, place and culture it sits within? Join three art aficionados as they discuss the influence of social commentary, history and geography on art that leaves a lasting impression and the contemporary work and trends that will stand the test of time.

Jessica Cerasi is Assistant Curator for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation and author of Contemporary Art Decoded and co-author of Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?

Myrna Ayad is an art advisor and one of the Arab world’s leading cultural commentators. A former Director of Art Dubai and editor of visual art magazine Canvas, Myrna has written about regional art for numerous publications including The New York Times and The National. She is the author of Sheikh Zayed: An Eternal Legacy and Dubai Wonder (both 2021, Assouline) and editor of Contemporary Kingdom: The Saudi Art Scene Now (2014, Canvas Central).

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley is an author, broadcaster and lecturer who has written, or co-authored, more than 20 books including the biographies of Victorian artists Kate Perugini (née Dickens), Princess Louise and Lizzie Siddal. She is also a patron of the De Morgan Foundation, which focuses on the works of the artists Evelyn De Morgan and William De Morgan.

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