The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present Art in Focus, featuring an informal discussion between professors from various academic departments at Boston College. With each new episode, we aim to uncover a unique perspective on the works on display, informed by research and methodologies in areas of study across the University. Each conversation will bring the exhibition’s works “into focus” to highlight art’s expansive reach and interdisciplinary nature.
The following podcast is the second installment in the Art in Focus series, where we explore different themes and artwork from the “Landscape of Memory: Seven Installations from the Barjeel Art Foundation (Sharjah, UAE)” exhibition. For this episode, we have invited two Assistant Professors of Boston College’s Communication Department, Renée Pastel and Kristin Peterson. Together, they discuss Arab culture and the ways the artists in the exhibition are able to express diasporic and displaced memories in their installations.
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji (Baghdad, Iraq, 1960–), The House My Father Built, 2010 © Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; Marwa Arsanios (Washington, DC, 1978–), All about Acapulco, 2010–11© Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.