Behind the Wall -Art in Contested Places

Behind the Wall - Art in Contested Places: A seminar curated by John Johnston and Esther Sayers, this will present Aser El Saqqa, the founder and director of Arts Canteen, a London based arts organisation that aims to explore artistic relationships between the Middle East, Mediterranean regions and diverse audiences across Europe. Arts Canteen provides platforms for emerging and mid-career artists from the middle east region who create contemporary visual art and music. El Saqqa will explore the value of arts programming in the midst of conflict and raise questions about the maintenance and development of culture in contested spaces, such as Palestine and the Middle East. Taking place on 24 November, 2014 at the Centre for the Arts and Learning at Goldsmiths, 288 New Cross Road, London SE14 6NW.