Last updated on July 28, 2020
In this new series of virtual talks, arts and culture leaders from around the world dive headlong into the big questions and challenging global issues of the day.
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned almost everyone’s life upside down — and artists are no exception. As Chicago-based Canadian creator Brendan Fernandes explains, travel restrictions and physical-distancing measures have forced artists to reconsider how they create, present, and even think about their work. Joining Aga Khan Museum Curator Dr. Michael Chagnon for a REIMAGINE: Global Conversation, Fernandes also divulges the inspiration behind the carpet design he contributed to the Museum’s Sanctuary exhibition, and he delves into how the show has taken on new meanings since it debuted in San Francisco in 2017.
The guest speakers for the Museum’s latest REIMAGINE: Global Conversation want you (yes, you!) to accelerate a worldwide movement promoting harmony between peoples and effecting positive change in local communities. Joining the Museum’s Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis and Amirali Alibhai for a lively virtual discussion are Bodour Al Qasimi and Mamadou Kwidjim Toure, founders of the Ubuntu Love Challenge. Learn about the genesis of their imaginative new project, and discover how arts, culture, and community service can advance global mutual understanding — and even love — in an era of great uncertainty and rapid social change.
When it opened in 2014, the Aga Khan Museum set out on its mission to promote pluralism through the arts. Nearly six years later, Henry S. Kim, the Museum’s Director and CEO, and Meredith Preston McGhie, the Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism, investigate why this work has become even more crucial and speak to the major barriers facing groups striving to connect cultures and foster dialogue between communities.
Arts leaders in Canada and abroad reflect on our current moment of global upheaval and envision how the industry could emerge on the other side a more inclusive, equitable space.
Joining us for our latest REIMAGINE: Global Conversation are:
Click the video below to the watch “A Brave New World: Future Thinking in the Arts.”
How do intercultural families with members spread across the globe keep their traditions going in the age of COVID-19? Dubai-based PR exec Hanaan Al-Khamis and her mother, the Museum’s own Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, share their family’s experiences in our latest REIMAGINE: Global Conversations talk for the #MuseumWithoutWalls.
How can art and personal storytelling help us make sense of our rapidly changing world and build a brighter future for all?
Two changemakers working at the intersection of community empowerment and the arts share their vital perspectives in this powerful new talk for the #MuseumWithoutWalls.
Our special guests for the first instalment in our REIMAGINE: Global Conservations series are:
Click the video below to watch “Stories We Tell: Overcoming Crisis through Art.”