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Artist Talk: Basel Abbas + Ruanne Abou-Rahme


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Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme make collaborative work informed by the artist’s research with historical archives, literature, underground music and film.

This artist talk is part of an artist residency April 4-6 in which the artists will engage with the University of Illinois community over a series of events. It is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "And yet my mask is powerful" on view in the West Gallery, Light Court, and Gelvin Noel Annex, curated by Amy L. Powell.

Sponsored in part by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Committee, and Krannert Art Museum

Krannert art Museum exhibitions are made possible in part by a generous grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. And yet my mask is powerful is presented in collaboration with Asian American Studies and the Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.