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Understanding Contemporary Art

09 June 2012 News

Understanding Contemporary Art Andy Warhol: The Pop Icon 9 June - 2012

Art Couture - Al Badiya Golf Club - Festival City - Duabi

he Rainbow Vortex at The Third Eye is organizing a series of lectures under the title of Understanding Contemporary Art.

The lectures will be presented by Rima Kadissi who is a Performance & Visual Arts expert, and will be in collaboration with Art Couture and presented at the gallery in Al Badiya golf club in festival city. For those who wish to acquire an in-depth study and understanding of contemporary art, the lectures will guide participants to knowing how to approach and interpret nowadays art.

The lectures are interactive and will include visual documentations to better illustrate the progress in the Contemporary Art History. The lecture are open to everyone interested in getting more insight about Contemporary Art, Visual Arts in specific, and their evolution.

The lectures will represent an overview from the last century till today, from the invention of Cinema till the emergence of Experimental Films. It will also present the Conceptual Video as Video Art since the creation of the Television, as well as discuss Inter-Medium Video works with the use of Installation, Performance and Digital Art.

The lecture will kick start with a case of study of Andy Warhol: The Pop Icon art, it will discuss the importance and significance of his work, how it developed, how people and society interacted with it, and how as receivers do we get to understand and decipher its codes and projected messages. Andy Warhol case study will educate the participant on how to understand, interpret, and interact with contemporary art.

Andy Warhol: The Pop Icon

"What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coca Cola, Liz Taylor drinks Coca Cola, and just think, you can drink Coca Cola, too. A coke is a coke and no amount of money can get you a better coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good. LizTaylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it."

About Rima Kadissi:

Visual & Performance Artist and Art Educator

Born in Lebanon in 1978, Rima studied Performing Arts at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) – Kaslik (LB), and completed a Master of Fine Arts, in Performance & Visual Arts at DasArts – Amsterdam (NL).

Since 1999, her artworks, which include performances, videos, and sound installations, were presented in various festivals and venues Such as Ashkal Alwan (LB), Madina Theater (LB), Monot Theater (LB), Lebanese Film Festival (LB), Ayyam Beirut Al-Cinemaiyya (LB), Riwaq Biennale (PS), DasArts (NL), De Balie (NL), Arab Film Week (DE), Video Reporting Award (DE), and Art Dubai (AE). With her unique program SELF JOURNEY THROUGH ARTS,

Rima has created a tool to help individuals, artists and non-artists alike, explore their intellectual and emotional potential and channel it into a work of art, an idea or a project. Rima’s technique focuses on the aspect of the thinking process in contemporary art practice.
She has been involved in several projects in art centers and academic institutions in Beirut, Amsterdam & UAE since 1999 as an Artist Consultant and has held numerous lectures, workshops and seminars. In her interactive workshops, she seeks to intrigue minds and awaken intuitive insights among the participants. She relays her personal experiences with her creative skills in order to communicate effortlessly and establish a synergistic energy environment within her group sessions, which results in her workshops and sessions becoming self-revealing and enlightening after which her students shift into an awakened awareness of self-realization and actualization.

Date: June 9th
Time: 1030 am to 230 pm
Venue: Art Couture – Al Badiya Golf Club – Festival City
Energy Exchange: 200 Dhs.
Down payment necessary to book your space.
For registrations, please contact:
+971 4 601 0101 Ext 2101
+971 50 598 8206
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