A talk with Fahmida Suleman, Royal Ontario Museum
Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 2 PM | FREE

Koffler Gallery
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street

Since the earliest periods of Islamic history, textiles have functioned as markers of cultural and regional identity as well as political allegiance and conflict. In modern times, artists and craftspeople across the Middle East and Central Asia and in diaspora communities have continued to express their personal and collective experiences through textiles. In this talk, Dr. Fahmida Suleman will explore a number of historic and contemporary examples in their regional and political contexts.

Presented in association with the Koffler Gallery exhibition Nevet Yitzhak: WarCraft.

Dr. Fahmida Suleman is Curator of Islamic Art & Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum and was previously Phyllis Bishop Curator for the Modern Middle East at the British Museum in London, England. She is the author of Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia: The Fabric of Life (Thames & Hudson and British Museum, 2017).

Image caption: Narcissist by Sara Rahbar, USA/Iran, 2014 © Trustees of the British Museum and courtesy of Sara Rahbar